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Can a liver biopsy puncture my lung?

Can a liver biopsy puncture my lung?

Possible: The liver is right under the lung separted by the diaphragm. If a lesion is up high in the liver near the edge that runs near the lung it is possible. Using ct and going to a doctor trained in doing biopsies of the liver should reduce the risk of this complication to a minimum. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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What would cause atelectasis with effusions 24 hours after percutaneous liver biopsy? Both lungs. Chest pain.

What would cause atelectasis with effusions 24 hours after percutaneous liver biopsy? Both lungs. Chest pain.

Worry about bleed: See your doctor - with the biopsy we worry about bleeding of the liver or other tissue. Uncertain why you are on plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). This medicine could be used to treat other conditions that you have and these other conditions could be causing these changes ...Read more

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Why would someone who has had lung cancer surgery need a liver biopsy?

Why would someone who has had lung cancer surgery need a liver biopsy?

Tumor spread: Cancers can spread to different areas in the body. It is not uncommon for lung cancer to spread beyond the lung to other areas such as the liver and bone. If you have a known lung cancer and an abnormality in the liver it may be spread of the lung cancer. Certain tests like an MRI may be helpful to see if it is an often seen benign lesion (hemangioma). If it can't you may need a biopsy. ...Read more

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What would cause severe chest pain following liver biopsy? Happened to me but was never given a reason why.

Get checked,,: The liver biopsy is a relatively traumatic procedure where, as i recall, the abdominal cavity is entered and a wedge shaped piece of liver is removed. This can have some bleeding and pain afterwards. You're also on CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) which has thrombosis as a side effect and might cause a clot with possible complications. It'd be wise to see your doctor anyway for an exam. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How safe is a liver biopsy?

How safe is a liver biopsy?

Liver biopsy: Ultrasound guided biopsy reasonably safe. Risk of bleeding number one complaint by patients is having to lay to stomach for a number of hours. Once was done without us guidence had possibility of accidental lung biopsy with pneumothorax. Much rarer. ...Read more

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How dangerous is a liver biopsy?

How dangerous is a liver biopsy?

Safe test: If imaging is used like ultrasound or ct it is safer. See radiologyinfo.Org. ...Read more

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Will I be awake for my liver biopsy?

Will I be awake for my liver biopsy?

Yes: The actually liver biopsy takes no more than a minute, but the setting up can take half an hour. Liver biopsies can be done under ultrasound guidance or just by feel. The area is numbed locally with lidocaine, but there is no need to be sleeping during a liver biopsy. ...Read more

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What can be found in a liver biopsy?

What can be found in a liver biopsy?

Depends: Depends whether you have liver disease or not. It also depends on what type liver disease you have. ...Read more

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Is it true that a liver biopsy is painful?

Is it true that a liver biopsy is painful?

Pain is relative: One would think that a liver biopsy is very painful, but actually as long as you are prepared mentally and perhaps take a medication to relax you, it is not that bad at all. I would recommend xanax (alprazolam). What is more important about a liver biopsy is the chance of bleeding from the biopsy site over the next 24 hours. Be very careful to rest afterward and avoid any exertion. ...Read more

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What are normal results for a liver biopsy?

What are normal results for a liver biopsy?

Liver biopsy: Abnormalities seen in liver biopsies might include: inflammation, fibrosis, changes in the portal (biliary) tracts, abnormal infiltrates (tumor or granulomas), presence of fat, changes in the hepatocytes, evidence of infection, storage disease or abnormal accumulations (eg iron overload), and vascular abnormalities to name a few. A completely normal liver biopsy shows none of the above! ...Read more

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How do I know if I really need a liver biopsy?

Definitive answer : A biopsy (liver or other organ or tissue) provides your doctor with a near definitive answer to an abnormal finding. This is most commonly needed when a mass or tumor is found where we need to determine cancer vs. Benign. Biopsies are also done to determine the function of an organ, such as one with possible liver disease (cirrhosis, fatty liver, liver failure, etc.) discuss this with your doc. ...Read more

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Are there any reliable alternatives to a liver biopsy?

Maybe: It depends on the indication. If you are having right upper abdominal symptoms, the first step is to get an examination by a doctor.The likely next course is to get an imaging test, either a CT, ultrasound, or MRI, depending on what the doctor is suspecting. If there is a suspicious area that looks serious or the doctors can't tell what it is, then the biopsy is often the best way to know for sure ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: liver biopsy?

What is the definition or description of: liver biopsy?

Taking a piece: Of your liver usually with a needle inserted thrubthe skin after numbing it. ...Read more

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Do I need a liver biopsy if I have hepatitis?

Maybe: Depends on the type of hepatitis. Usually not done for acute hep. Can see if viral, or other cause, e.g. Autoimmune, toxic, drug hepatitis. Biopsy may help define the stage of disease, the amt of inflammation and scarring present. May affect decisions re: treatment type and/or duration. ...Read more

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Why might my doctor want me to get a liver biopsy?

Various reasons: Liver biopsy can be done to aid in diagnosis of a suspected liver problem due to abnormal blood test for example. Sometimes it is done to see how progressed a certain disease is - chronic hepatitis for example. ...Read more

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Does a normal liver biopsy rule out alcoholic liver disease?

Does a normal liver biopsy rule out alcoholic liver disease?

Yes: At least at the present time. Elevated liver enzymes come and go rapidly if one is drinking intermittently. If there's any concern, or if you're generally an anxious kind of person, think about keeping your alcohol drinking to a minimum. I'm glad you are health-conscious and wish you the best. ...Read more

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What types of cirrhosis can a liver biopsy and fibroscan miss?

What types of cirrhosis can a liver biopsy and fibroscan miss?

You are okay man!: A Biosy that is adequate and that does not show cirrhosis rules out cirrhosis and our question is how to help a thoughtful guy like yourself to be comfortable. A second pathologist reading is available if you wish, or a consult with a specialist in emotions. ...Read more

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Does a normal Fibrotest, Fibroscan and liver biopsy 100% rule out cirrhosis?

Does a normal Fibrotest, Fibroscan and liver biopsy 100% rule out cirrhosis?

Cirrhosis: Nothing is 100% in medicine but all 3 of these tests are normal making it improbable that you have cirrhosis. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


Dr. Payam Rafat
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Biopsy (Definition)

Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more