Value of transient elastography for the prediction of variceal bleeding.

  title={Value of transient elastography for the prediction of variceal bleeding.},
  author={Ioan Sporea and Iulia Maria Raţiu and Roxana Lucia Denisa Şirli and Alina Popescu and Simona Bota},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  volume={17 17},
AIM To determine if liver stiffness (LS) measurements by means of transient elastography (TE) correlate with the presence of significant esophageal varices (EV) and if they can predict the occurrence of variceal bleeding. METHODS We studied 1000 cases of liver cirrhosis divided into 2 groups: patients without EV or with grade 1 varices (647 cases) and patients with significant varices (grade 2 and 3 EV) (353 cases). We divided the group of 540 cases with EV into another 2 subgroups: without… CONTINUE READING


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