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What are the dangers of liver biopsy?

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In brief: Generally safe

Although liver biopsy is relatively safe procedure done as an outpatient, there are risks and complications that can occur. The most significant risk is that of bleeding.
Most bleeding associated with liver biopsy is minor however there are cases of severe bleeding that require additional procedures and blood trasnfusions. Other risks include infection and bile duct injury.

In brief: Generally safe

Although liver biopsy is relatively safe procedure done as an outpatient, there are risks and complications that can occur. The most significant risk is that of bleeding.
Most bleeding associated with liver biopsy is minor however there are cases of severe bleeding that require additional procedures and blood trasnfusions. Other risks include infection and bile duct injury.
Dr. Brandon Martinez
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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Many, see below

In general liver biopsy is very safe.
Complications include bleeeding, infection, bowel perforation, gallbladder perforation, bile leak, and punctured lung to name a few. Bleeding is the most common. Major complications occur rarely, about 1% of the time.

In brief: Many, see below

In general liver biopsy is very safe.
Complications include bleeeding, infection, bowel perforation, gallbladder perforation, bile leak, and punctured lung to name a few. Bleeding is the most common. Major complications occur rarely, about 1% of the time.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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