Assessment of hepatic fibrosis by transient elastography in patients with chronic hepatitis B

2010 Pathology International 60;4 (284-290)

Hepatic ultrasonic transient elastography (FibroScan) is a new diagnostic method for the assessment of hepatic fibrosis. There are limited data available on its use as a follow-up tool for patients with chronic hepatitis B. In this study, 134 patients were enrolled. Hepatic fibrosis was evaluated by liver stiffness measurement and biopsy. The biopsy criteria of the Chinese Program of Prevention and Cure for Viral Hepatitis, Metavir classification, and the modified Chevalier's semiquantitative system were used for histological assessment. The liver stiffness value was correlated with fibrosis stage (r = 0.565, P

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