"Liver Biopsy: Indications, Procedures, Results" ed. by Nobumi Tagaya

InTeOp | 2012 | ISBN: 9535108535 9789535108535 | 300 pages | PDF | 17 MB

This book addresses the future aspects of liver biopsy including role, indication, technique and evaluation. Furthermore, this book introduces new non-invasive alternatives including elastography and computer analysis of liver fibrosis.

Liver biopsy is a procedure that involves obtaining a small piece of liver tissue, which is then analyzed in the laboratory. Liver biopsy may be used to evaluate a mass seen on images, diagnose unexplained liver diseases or abnormal liver function tests, and to determine the severity of the liver disease including hepatitis, fibrosis, and steatosis. Liver biopsy is an invasive procedure, and its complications are rare but potentially lethal.
Therefore, it is necessary to perform liver biopsy safely from clinical aspect and to take specimen steadily from a pathological one.

Section 1 An Overview and Future Aspects of Liver Biopsy
1 Liver Biopsy - Indications, Procedures, Results
2 Types of Liver Biopsy
3 Rethinking the Role of Liver Biopsy in the Era of Personalized Medicine
Section 2 Clinical Practice of Liver Biopsy
4 Safety and Reliability Percutaneous Liver Biopsy Procedure in Children with Chronic Liver Diseases
5 Risks and Benefits of Liver Biopsy in Focal Liver Disease
6 Current Trends in Liver Biopsy Indications for Chronic Liver Diseases
7 Primary and Metastatic Tumours of the Liver: Expanding Scope of Morphological and Immunohistochemical Details in the Biopsy
8 Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Pathological View
9 Liver Biopsy After Liver Transplantation
Section 3 Non-Invasive Alternatives of Liver Biopsy
10 Non-Invasive Evaluation of Liver Steatosis, Fibrosis and Cirrhosis in Hepatitis C Virus Infected Patients Using Unidimensional Transient Elastography (Fibroscan®)
11 Computer Image Analysis of Liver Biopsy Specimens in Patients with Heroin Abuse and Coinfection (Tuberculosis, HCV, HIV)
12 Future Aspects of Liver Biopsy: From Reality to Mathematical Basis of Virtual Microscopy
13 Real-Time Tissue Elastography and Transient Elastography for Evaluation of Hepatic Fibrosis

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