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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 85-91

Endoscopic ultrasound-guided liver biopsy

1 Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
2 Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of North Carolina - Johnston Healthcare, Smithfield, USA
3 Department of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania, USA
4 Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

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Todd H Baron
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DOI: 10.4103/2303-9027.156711

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Liver biopsy remains the cornerstone in the diagnosis and management of liver disorders. Results of liver biopsy can often drive therapeutic decision-making. Unfortunately, studies have shown conventional biopsy techniques to carry significant sampling variability that can potentially impact patient care. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is gaining traction as an alternative method of biopsy. For parenchymal disease, it can decrease sampling variability. It offers a more targeted approach for focal lesions. Its diagnostic yield and limited adverse event profile make it a promising approach for liver biopsy.

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