Spleen length was measured by ultrasound in 15 patients with cirrhosis and portal hypertension before and after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). A significant decrease was found in splenic length after OLT (from 179 ± 32 to 149 ± 30 mm, P = 0.0001; mean percent decrease = 16.7 ± 9.9%). Hypersplenism disappeared in 9/13 cases after transplantation. Mean portal flow velocity was valued in 10/15 subjects before and after OLT. A trend towards increased mean portal flow velocity after OLT was observed (from 16.0 ± 9.0 to 22.3 ± 9.0 cm/s). The correlation between values of mean portal flow velocity measured before and after OLT was not significant (r= 0.558, p = 0.0939). The same was true for the correlation between mean portal flow velocity and spleen length measured before and after OLT.
|Titolo:||Splenomegaly and hypersplenism in cirrhotic patients before and after orthotopic liver transplantation|
POZZATO, CARLO PAOLO (Primo)
|Parole Chiave:||Cirrhosis; Doppler flowmetry; Hypersplenism; Liver transplantation; Portal hypertension; Splenomegaly; Ultrasound|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/36 - Diagnostica per Immagini e Radioterapia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1997|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/S0929-8266(97)00025-6|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|