Complications of Liver Biopsy
Some considerations for the patient who presents with pain after a liver biopsy:
Consider getting a chest xray and a RUQ ultrasound to evaluate for these complications if they show up in the ED. CT scanning might also be required.
Also consider getting Interventional Radiology involved early in cases of bleeding as this is often the preferred treatment for biopsy site bleeding. In addition, a surgical consult is wise
in case the patient requires operative intervention.