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Other diagnostic studies for primary biliary cirrhosis include liver biopsy, which demonstrates inflammation of the bile ducts,characterized by intraepithelial lymphocytes and periductal epithelioid granulomata.
Other Diagnostic Studies
- Inflammation of the bile ducts, characterized by intraepithelial lymphocytes
- Periductal epithelioid granulomata.
A liver biopsy is necessary to determine the stage of disease.
Abdominal ultrasound or a CT scan is usually performed to rule out blockage to the bile ducts. Previously most suspected sufferers underwent a liver biopsy, and if uncertainty remained endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP, an endoscopic investigation of the bile duct).