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What are the risks of a liver biopsy? PDF Print E-mail

The main risk of liver biopsy is bleeding from the spot where the needle entered your liver.  Other problems include the puncture of other organs, such as the kidney, lung, gallbladder, or colon.  Puncture of the liver itself can lead to the leakage of bile into the stomach cavity, this may cause pain that may last for a few hours.