[Clinical study of FibroScan efficiency for diagnosing size of oesophageal varices in liver cirrhosis patients]

2014 Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing Za Zhi 22;8 (600-603)

OBJECTIVE: To investigate reliability of FibroScan (FS) in diagnosing size of oesophageal varices (OV) in patients with liver cirrhosis. METHODS: A total of 260 patients with liver cirrhosis were enrolled in the study. All patients underwent endoscopy to assess OV stage and FS to measure liver stiffness. Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves were generated to evaluate the diagnostic reliability of FS. RESULTS: The FS values according to OV stage were 20.9 +/- 10.3 kPa for patients without OV, 32.2 +/- 13.5 kPa for patients with mild OV, 45.6 +/- 18.3 kPa for patients with moderate OV, and 55.1 +/- 15.6 kPa for patients with severe OV. Significant differences were found among the groups (P

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