Detection of liver involvement in inflammatory bowel disease by abdominal ultrasound scan

Cristina de Fazio, Giuseppe Torgano, Roberto de Franchis, Gianmichele Meucci, Mariateresa Arrigoni, Maurizio Vecchi

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Abstract

Fifty patients with ulcerative colitis, 24 with Crohn's disease, and 50 controls were studied by liver function tests and abdominal ultrasound scan. Twentytwo percent of ulcerative colitis patients, 29% of Crohn's disease patients, and none of the controls showed abnormal liver function tests. All subjects with abnormal liver function tests also had changes in ultrasound liver scan, consisting of hepatomegaly and/or a dysechoic liver echo pattern. Furthermore, the same ultrasound changes were observed, in the absence of any liver function test abnormalities, in 58% of ulcerative colitis patients, 50% of Crohn's disease patients and 6% of controls (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)314-317
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Clinical & Laboratory Research
Volume21
Issue number2-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1992

Keywords

  • Cholangitis
  • Crohn's disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Liver involvement
  • Ulcerative colitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry

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