[Noninvasive estimation of fibrosis in chronic viral hepatitis]

2013 Ugeskrift for laeger 175;34 (1877-1882)

In chronic viral hepatitis the liver biopsy helps the clinician to decide when to start treatment and plan follow-up. However, the execution of a liver biopsy is associated with discomfort, and sampling error can lead to misinterpretation. Serum markers and transient elastography (TE) are being considered as surrogates to the liver biopsy. The noninvasive tests are considered equal in identifying significant fibrosis, but TE is superior in identifying cirrhosis.

Pubmed : 23952982