What tests are used to diagnose a liver tumor?
Children suspected of having a liver tumor should undergo blood tests and imaging tests such as an ultrasound, CT scan or MRI. These imaging tests show your child’s doctor the size and location of the tumor. Your doctor may also request a liver biopsy.
What to expect from a liver biopsy
A board-certified pediatric hepatologist and pediatric anesthesiologist from our gastrointestinal (GI) procedure center perform the liver biopsy. Your child is under general anesthesia during the biopsy, so they don’t experience pain or discomfort.
Your child’s surgeon passes a small needle through the skin and between the ribs to remove a small piece of liver tissue. Then a board-certified pediatric pathologist examines the tissue under a microscope to check for signs of scarring.
Why choose us to diagnosis a liver tumor?
We have all the resources in one place to quickly and accurately diagnosis liver tumors. We can assess your child’s signs and symptoms and complete lab testing, imaging testing and biopsy all under one roof.