Which clinical and sonographic parameters may be useful to discriminate NASH from steatosis?

Enrico Maria Zardi, Ilario De Sio, Giorgia Ghittoni, Beniamino Sadun, Bruno Palmentieri, Paola Roselli, Marcello Persico, Eugenio Caturelli

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: The natural history of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) includes the passage through steatosis. GOAL: To retrospectively evaluate the usefulness of sonographic parameters compared to histological diagnosis when differentiating steatosis from NASH. STUDY: This retrospective study reviewed records of patients with steatosis from databases of our Departments, selecting only those who had been diagnosed by sonography and liver biopsy [64 males (63.82%); 30 females (36.18%)]. RESULTS: Attenuation of the echo amplitude (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-63
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Volume45
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011

Keywords

  • fatty liver
  • liver biopsy
  • nonalcoholic steatohepatitis
  • ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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