When is a liver biopsy indicated for the diagnosis of conjugated hyperbilirubinemia?

Updated: Jul 31, 2019
  • Author: Richard A Weisiger, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Liver biopsy is indicated in cases with causes in which irreversible liver damage may occur, [18] such as biliary atresia, the most common cause of neonatal cholestasis. [14] Talachian et al reported a significant delay between pediatric patients presenting with infantile cholestasis and subsequently undergoing liver biopsy in the setting of potential irreversible liver damage. [18]


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