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The aim of the study was to analyze the institution's experience in ultrasound-guided liver biopsies performed on children and identify risk factors for complications, following a previous study performed in our institution.Retrospective analysis of a consecutive series of ultrasound-guided pediatric liver biopsies, between 2011 and 2016. Demographic and anthropometric data, biopsy indications, international normalized ratio (INR) and platelet count, biopsy technique, complications, and pathologic outcomes were recorded.A total of 228 procedures were performed on 203 children with a median age of 9.25 years (range: 0.08–18.42): 107 girls (47%) and 121 boys (53%). One hundred twenty-seven biopsies were performed on transplanted livers (55.7%) and 101 on native livers (44.3%). There were 27 cases with immediate complications (11.84%), all due to minor bleeding. There were no major complications. Increasing needle passes were shown to be a reliable predictor for bleeding (P = 0.0023), whereas transplanted livers predicted protection against bleeding (P = 0.0007). Age younger than 3 years, bodyweight <16 kg, platelet count <70 g/L and INR >1.25 revealed association with increased bleeding incidence, but no predictive value.Ultrasound-guided liver biopsies in pediatric age are a safe procedure with a high diagnostic yield. Increasing the number of needle passes predicts a higher incidence of minor bleeding. Other factors to account for minor bleeding risk may include age younger than 3 years, bodyweight <16 kg, platelet count <70 G/L, and INR >1.25. Transplanted livers present a lower bleeding risk.