Feasibility and reproducibility of spleen transient elastography and its role in combination with liver transient elastography for predicting the severity of chronic viral hepatitis.

@article{Fraquelli2014FeasibilityAR,
  title={Feasibility and reproducibility of spleen transient elastography and its role in combination with liver transient elastography for predicting the severity of chronic viral hepatitis.},
  author={Mirella Fraquelli and Mariangela Giunta and Roberta Pozzi and Cristina Rigamonti and Serena Della Valle and Sara Massironi and Clara Benedetta Conti and A Aghemo and G. Umani Ronchi and Alessandra Iurlo and Massimo Primignani and Dario Conte and Massimo Colombo},
  journal={Journal of viral hepatitis},
  year={2014},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={90-8}
}
Liver transient elastography (L-TE) is a reliable, noninvasive predictor of disease severity in chronic liver disease of viral aetiology (CLD). Owing to the relationships among severity of CLD, portal hypertension and spleen involvement, the assessment of splenic stiffness (S-TE) may have an added value in staging CLD. Of 132 CLD patients of viral aetiology, 48 with myeloproliferative disorders (MD) and 64 healthy volunteers (HV), were concurrently investigated by both L-TE and S-TE. Liver… CONTINUE READING
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