Placement of Liver Biopsy Needle

Placement of Liver Biopsy Needle

Where a liver biopsy needle is placed between two right lower ribs

A liver biopsy is done using a needle inserted between two of the right lower ribs. The needle removes a small sample of liver tissue. The tissue sample is sent to a lab and looked at under a microscope to see if there are any liver problems.

ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine Michel M. Murr, MD - General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery

Current as ofJune 26, 2018

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