Non-invasive assessment of liver fibrosis by transient elastography in post transfusional iron overload.

@article{Mirault2008NoninvasiveAO,
  title={Non-invasive assessment of liver fibrosis by transient elastography in post transfusional iron overload.},
  author={Tristan Mirault and Damien Lucidarme and Bruno Turlin and Philippe Vandevenne and Pierre Gosset and Olivier Ernst and Christian Rose},
  journal={European journal of haematology},
  year={2008},
  volume={80 4},
  pages={337-40}
}
BACKGROUND Liver fibrosis, assessed by biopsy, is the main complication of post transfusional liver iron overload. Transient elastography (TE) is a new, non invasive method able to measure liver stiffness (LS) caused by fibrosis. METHOD We prospectively evaluated the predictive value of LS measurement for liver fibrosis evaluation in 15 chronically transfused patients and compared these results with the METAVIR histological fibrosis stage from liver biopsies. RESULTS Mean TE values… CONTINUE READING
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