This page features programs and case studies specific to EUS-guided liver biopsy, a procedure that has been shown to have better diagnostic accuracy and improved visualization compared to standard approaches1. In particular, fine needle biopsy (FNB) offers advantages over traditional approaches as it is a more targeted approach, particularly for focal lesions, and may therefore result in a higher yield1.
Fine Needle Biopsy (FNB) Videos
Watch to learn more from the perspectives of both a gastroenterologist and a hepatologist; presented by Dr. Abdul El Chafic, Gastroenterologist and Dr. George Therapondos, Hepatologist, both from Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
Dr. Khara discusses his techniques for performing EUS-Guided Liver Biopsy Procedures using FNB.
A 3-part presentation on EUS-guided liver biopsy: Why and How, Patient Selection and Technique, Literature Review, Case Study and Treatment Algorithm, Drs. Amit Singh Johal, Harshit Khara and David Diehl, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA, U.S.A.
Listen to Dr. Smith’s opinions on the benefits of EUS-Guided Liver Biopsy over other methods as well as his perspective on the diagnosis rate using EUS-Guided Liver Biopsy.
Hear from Dr. Chen the importance of sample handling and the role of pathology in EUS Guided Liver Biopsy.
1. Diehl, D. L., et al (2015) Endoscopic ultrasound-guided liver biopsy: a multicenter experience. Endoscopy International Open, 3(3), E210–E215.
Patient History A 58-year-old woman with a history of obesity, hypertension, dyslipidemia and type II diabetes for 30 years, presented with chronic right upper quadrant abdominal pain and elevated liver functions tests. An abdominal ultrasound showed no e
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