Diagnostica non invasiva delle varici esofagee nei pazienti con cirrosi epatica: Dati ecografici vs dati endoscopici

Translated title of the contribution: Non-invasive diagnosis of esophageal varices in cirrhotic patients: Endoscopic vs ultrasonographic findings

Alessandro Parrino, Valeria Di Gesaro, Angela Terranova, Roberta Sesti, Sveva Corsale, Angelo Maria Patti, Giuseppe Pisciotta, Maurizio Soresi

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to identify possible clinical, biochemical or instrumental markers which can predict in a non-invasive manner the presence of EV. One hundred and fifty-eight consecutive liver cirrhotic patients seen at our out-patient clinic were included in this study. The diagnosis of LC was done on liver biopsy findings or based on instrumental, clinical and serological data. Patients underwent EGE, ultrasound of the upper abdomen, Doppler of the main splancnic vessels and the main parameters of liver function were tested. Liver cirrhosis was mostly correlated to hepatitis C virus and most patients were class A according to Child. At EGE, EV were absent in 41 patients, grade 1 in 86 patients, while 22 and 9 patients presented varices grade 2 and 3, respectively. When patients were divided according to the presencelabsence of varices, statistically significant differences regarding prothrombin activity values (p

Translated title of the contributionNon-invasive diagnosis of esophageal varices in cirrhotic patients: Endoscopic vs ultrasonographic findings
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)11-18
Number of pages8
JournalActa Medica Mediterranea
Volume24
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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