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Liver biopsy

With liver diseases, analysis of liver tissue is one of the most accurate examination methods. Liver biopsy is an invasive procedure, and it is only performed if other examination methods have been exhausted.

A tissue sample is taken from the liver using a thin needle under ultrasound guidance. The liver itself does not feel pain, but the liver capsule does, which is why a local anaesthetic injection is performed before the biopsy. Taking the biopsy only lasts for a few seconds. After the biopsy has been taken, the patient is required to lie down for 4 hours. The liver biopsy is performed either in the day treatment unit or on an inpatient basis.

Doctors

Peeter Kõiva
Peeter Kõiva
Gastroenterologist - Head of Centre
Clinic of Internal Medicine, Centre of Gastroenterology
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Thomas Zimmerer
Thomas Zimmerer
Gastroenterologist - Chief Physician
Clinic of Internal Medicine, Centre of Gastroenterology
Jelena Kozina
Jelena Kozina
Gastroenterologist
Clinic of Internal Medicine, Centre of Gastroenterology
Benno Margus
Benno Margus
Gastroenterologist - Chief Physician
Clinic of Internal Medicine, Centre of Gastroenterology
Anastassia Nedbalskaja
Anastassia Nedbalskaja
Gastroenterologist
Clinic of Internal Medicine, Centre of Gastroenterology
Maie Aua
Maie Aua
Gastroenterologist
Clinic of Internal Medicine, Centre of Gastroenterology