Valutazione mediante eco-Doppler del flusso arteriolare renale in corso di cirrosi epatica.

Translated title of the contribution: Echo-Doppler evaluation of the renal arterial flow in hepatic cirrhosis

M. Sperandeo, A. Varriale, G. Sperandeo, E. Caturelli, A. Casillo, L. Lucentini

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In liver cirrhosis the sodium retention depends on a decreased renal perfusion by arteriolar vasoconstriction. To evaluate the usefulness of echo-Doppler in detecting such hemodynamic impairment, we studied 16 cirrhotic patients and 16 healthy subjects as control group. We measured Pulsatility Index (P.I.) and Resistivity Index (R.I.). Both parameters resulted to be statistically higher in cirrhotic patients than in controls; moreover they resulted to be higher in cirrhotics with ascites than in those without. Therefore echo-Doppler can detect intraparenchymal renal vasoconstriction in cirrhosis, this impaired perfusion is already evident before ascites formation.

Translated title of the contributionEcho-Doppler evaluation of the renal arterial flow in hepatic cirrhosis
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)409-411
Number of pages3
JournalArchivio Italiano di Urologia e Andrologia
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology
  • Urology


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