Diagnostic value of Doppler ultrasound in the assessment of liver cirrhosis in children: histopathological correlation.

@article{Gorka1996DiagnosticVO,
  title={Diagnostic value of Doppler ultrasound in the assessment of liver cirrhosis in children: histopathological correlation.},
  author={Waldemar Gorka and Amir F. Kagalwalla and B. J. McParland and Y A Kagalwalla and Abdullah A Al Zaben},
  journal={Journal of clinical ultrasound : JCU},
  year={1996},
  volume={24 6},
  pages={287-95}
}
We have correlated flow abnormalities in the hepatic vasculature with histological findings in the liver to determine the accuracy of Doppler ultrasound in the diagnosis of liver cirrhosis in children. Eighteen children admitted for evaluation of unknown liver disease were examined prospectively and blindly with Doppler ultrasound prior to liver biopsy. Biopsy specimens showed established cirrhosis in 9 of 18, early cirrhosis in 5 of 18, and no cirrhosis in 4 of 18 children. Doppler studies… CONTINUE READING

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