Clinical Applications and Trials

Liver Disease Clinical Trial

Liver biopsy for the diagnosis of liver disease is sometimes performed laparoscopically. Real-time examination of liver tissue using a sterilisable rigid endomicroscopy device is under evaluation at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz (Mainz, Germany), and preliminary results have been published.

  • Goetz M, Kiesslich R, Dienes HP, Drebber U, Murr E, Hoffman A, Kanzler S, Galle PR, Delaney P, Neurath MF. In vivo confocal laser endomicroscopy of the human liver: a novel method for assessing liver microarchitecture in real time. Endoscopy 2008; 40: 554-562.






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