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What are normal results for a liver biopsy?

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Dr. Marilda Chung
Pathology
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In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Normal!

You want the biopsy to read" normal architecture, hepatic cell appearance, no steatosid or fatty infiltration and normal blood vessel appearance, without inflammation or infiltrative process.

In brief: Normal!

You want the biopsy to read" normal architecture, hepatic cell appearance, no steatosid or fatty infiltration and normal blood vessel appearance, without inflammation or infiltrative process.
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