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how is a liver biopsy performed and how long is this procedure?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
It is quick: Liver biopsy is a commonly done procedure. It is done with a needly which is inseted thru the skin on your right lower chest on the side, between the ribs. Skin is numbed with Lidocaine and you hold your breat for a few seconds and the procedure is quickly over.
Answered on Jun 26, 2014
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Dr. Michael Korona
33 years experience Interventional Radiology
Uses imaging: Either ct scan or ultrasound for guidance. Small amount of sedation. Skin will be numbed with lidocaine. Small needle will take samples. See radiologyinfo.Org.
Answered on Apr 27, 2015
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