Liver stiffness measurement using XL probe in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

2012 American Journal of Gastroenterology 107;12 (1862-1871)

OBJECTIVES: Liver stiffness measurement (LSM) by transient elastography is a noninvasive test of liver fibrosis, but cannot be performed in a significant proportion of obese patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of the new XL probe in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). METHODS: Liver biopsy and paired LSM by both the original M probe and XL probe were performed on 193 consecutive NAFLD patients in France and Hong Kong. RESULTS: Compared with M probe, XL probe was more likely to achieve 10 valid measurements (95% vs. 81%; P

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