Liver biopsy in modern clinical practice: a pediatric point-of-view.

  title={Liver biopsy in modern clinical practice: a pediatric point-of-view.},
  author={Nadia Ovchinsky and Roger Klein Moreira and Jay H. Lefkowitch and Joel E. Lavine},
  journal={Advances in anatomic pathology},
  volume={19 4},
Liver biopsy remains the foundation of evaluation and management of liver disease in children, although the role of the liver biopsy is changing with development of alternative methods of diagnosis and advancement of hepatic imaging techniques. The indications for liver biopsy are evolving as current knowledge of etiologies, noninvasive biomarker alternatives, and treatment options in pediatric liver disease are expanding. The procedure can often be complicated in children by technical… CONTINUE READING
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