09-04-2011, 11:22 PM
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Well, like I said, if he thinks he saw 1 large tumor (which he can't really be sure of on x-rays) then a biopsy may not be necessary because it just has to come out (because she's doing so poorly). If the liver was just large and he's thinking cancer, then I see his rationale.
Depending on what he's thinking, they may be able to take tiny samples with a needle during an ultrasound. That being said, these samples are not diagnostic for all types of liver issues. The best biopsy is a surgical biopsy where she is totally opened up-- but then obviously you have all of the risks associated with an abdominal surgery.
You're in a tough spot. Been there, I know.