■ Psychological evaluation and clinical examination
■ Laboratory tests for undiagnosed liver disease
■ Non-invasive tests for the assessment of liver volume and anatomy:
- CT scan or MRI for volumetry and vascular reconstruction
- Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) or CT cholangiography for biliary anatomy (center dependent)
- Liver biopsy (center dependent)
- ERCP (center dependent)
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