A 66-year-old male asked:
what answers can a liver biopsy provide to doctors?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Ed Friedlander answered
44 years experience Pathology
Gold standard: Is the mass tumor, if so, what kind? How extensive is the inflammation / fibrosis of a viral hepatitis, information we need as a guide to treatment. Is this really hemochromatosis / wilson's / antitrypsin deficiency / plasma cell hepatitis? Is the transplant being rejected, if so how & what rx is best? If medication-related, what pattern & what to expect? Much i wish i could show you. Best wishes.
Answered on Apr 17, 2013
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