Transient Elastography for Spleen Stiffness Measurement in Patients With Cirrhosis: Role in Degree of Thrombocytopenia

2016 Journal of ultrasound in medicine In press;

OBJECTIVES: The purpose of our study was to evaluate the relationship between spleen stiffness measured by transient elastography and the degree of thrombocytopenia in patients with liver cirrhosis. METHODS: A total of 67 patients with liver cirrhosis were prospectively enrolled in the study. All patients underwent single-day hematologic and biochemical tests, sonography, and transient elastography of the liver and spleen. Thrombocytopenia was categorized as mild (platelet count, 75,000-150,000/muL), moderate (50,000-75,000/muL), and severe (

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