Despite its drawbacks, liver biopsy remains the gold standard for diagnosing several liver diseases. Furthermore, it may aid in choosing the best treatment or establishing disease prognosis. Clinicians should be able to accurately interpret clinical parameters justifying the need for liver biopsy, decide which procedure to use and be prepared to deal with complications.
This online course addresses the most relevant aspects of liver biopsy, from common indications and contraindications to management of complications. Emphasis is placed on practical elements, with the inclusion of hands-on demonstrations of the Menghini and Tru-Cut techniques. A clinical case provides a comprehensive example of how to interpret findings when deciding whether to perform liver biopsy.
This course is suitable for practicing hepatologists, as well as liver pathologists, nurses and any other healthcare professionals interested in, or actively performing, liver biopsies.