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Can you tell me if throughout a liver biopsy, is it possible to have the needle that gets the tissue only goes into the clean part?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology

In brief: Yes

That is called sampling error, and there is always a small chance of this happening, known as a "false negative" result.
The probability depends on the type of biopsy and what is being biopsied.

In brief: Yes

That is called sampling error, and there is always a small chance of this happening, known as a "false negative" result.
The probability depends on the type of biopsy and what is being biopsied.
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