L'elastografia transiente

Translated title of the contribution: Transient elastography

Serena Delia Valle, Federica Brancbi, Cristina Rigamonti, Mirella Fraquelli

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Transient elastography (TE, Fibroscan) is a recent, rapid and highly reproducible technique for measuring liver tissue stiffness. Several studies in patients with chronic liver disease evidenced that it accurately predicts the degree of hepatic fibrosis and that it is particulary accurate in identifying severe fibrosis and cirrhosis. However, in the clinical practice TE provides an answer to a single question (liver elasticity) that could be influenced by several factors, mainly by hepatic fibrosis, but also by necroinflammatory activity and extrahenatic cholestasis.

Translated title of the contributionTransient elastography
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)195-201
Number of pages7
JournalRecenti Progressi in Medicina
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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