Ultrasonographic diagnosis of hepatic fibrosis or cirrhosis.

  title={Ultrasonographic diagnosis of hepatic fibrosis or cirrhosis.},
  author={Christophe Aub{\'e} and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Oberti and N Korali and M A Namour and Didier Loisel and J. Y. Tanguy and Emmanuelle Valsesia and Christophe Pilette and Marie Christine Rousselet and Pierre Bedossa and Herv{\'e} Rifflet and Moussa Y Ma{\"i}ga and Dominique Penneau-Fontbonne and Christine Caron and Paul Cal{\`e}s},
  journal={Journal of hepatology},
  volume={30 3},
BACKGROUND/AIMS Evaluation of the degree of hepatic fibrosis is especially important in patients with chronic liver disease. Our aim was to study the diagnostic accuracy of abdominal ultrasonography for cirrhosis or fibrosis. METHODS Twenty-three clinical (n=12) and Doppler ultrasonic (n=11) variables were recorded in 243 patients with chronic (alcoholic and viral) liver disease under conditions close to those of clinical practice. Fibrosis was classified into six grades by two pathologists… CONTINUE READING