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Liver Biopsy in Chronic Liver Diseases: Is There a Favorable Benefit: Risk Balance?

Dominique Larrey, Lucy Meunier, José Ursic-Bedoya


Liver biopsy is still useful in selected clinical situations in which it is the only tool to obtain information necessary for the diagnosis, the prognosis, and the decision for treatment. Main examples are viral hepatitis with confounding co-morbidities, non alcoholic fatty liver disease, and autoimmune liver diseases.

Key words. Chronic liver disease, Liver transplantation, Living donor liver transplantation, Ssplit liver transplantation, Waitlist mortality

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The Official Journal of the Mexican Association of Hepatology, the Latin-American Association for the Study of the Liver and the Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver

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