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Small child, bloated stomach. Liver test done, no blood disorder. Treatment?

my son who is 2 years 9 months , he had bloted stomach for which we did do test and found his liver which is 13.5cm and spleen is 11.8 cm , we had already done thelesmia test and found no thelismia . but he is leading a very healthy life with no energy down at any given point of time . in test even the Portal veain is also clear - no blockage, doctor is suggesting biopsy of liver - i am confused kindly guide
Asked On : Sat, 8 Sep 2012
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Sep 2012
hi, welcome to HCM I am Dr. Das
There are many causes for hepatospleenomegally in a child including some congenital diseases. If all other tests like complete blood count, LFT and others, liver biopsy is suggested.
Before going to do a liver biopsy, you have to do coagulation profile which indicates whether liver biopsy can be done or not.
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