Liver stiffness measurement by fibroscan predicts the presence and size of esophageal varices in egyptian patients with HCV related liver cirrhosis

2013 Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research 7;10 (2253-2257)

BACKGROUND AND AIM: Liver stiffness measured by transient elastgraphy correlates with Hepatic vein pressure gradient, liver Stiffness value of 21 kpa predicts significant portal hypertension. Aim is to predict esophageal varices presence by fibroscan and possible grading by degree of liver stiffness in HCV related cirrhotic patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty two HCV related cirrhotic patients were recruited, age > 18 years, BMI

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