Role of Colour Doppler in Evaluation of Hemodynamic Changes in Chronic Hepatitis C Infection
Keywords:Hepatitis C, Cirrhosis, Doppler, Hepatic vein.
Objective:Â Â The objective of this study is to determine the role of colour flow Doppler ultrasound examination for detection of change in liver hemodynamic in hepatitis C positive chronic liver disease.
Materials and Methods:Â Â This study was conducted in Department of Radiology, Mayo Hospital Lahore from 2012 to 2013. Hundred diagnosed case of Hepatitis C by serology were included in this study. Patient were examined for liver and spleen size, texture and presence and absence of ascites before Doppler study. All the data were coded and analyzed using SPSS version 20.
Results:Â Â Mean age of the patient was found to be 45.90 Â± 12.71 years. The echotexture of liver was normal in 29 patients (29.0%), coarse with smooth margins in 48 patients (48.0%) and coarse with irregular
SMO, Department of Radiology, Children Hospital, Lahore
margins in 23 patients (23.0%). Splenic size was enlarged (â‰¥ 13 cm) in 63.0%. Portal vein diameter was enlarged in (â‰¥ 13 mm) in 53.0%. Severity of ascites shows mild ascites in 24.0%, moderate in 24.0% and severe in 19.0% patients. Portal vein velocity shows abnormality (â‰¥ 24cm/sec) in 63.0%. Hepatic vein waveform in 71.0% of patients was triphasic and non-triphasic in 29.0%.
Conclusion:Â Â In conclusion alterations of liver hemodynamics resulting from inflammation at the tissue level are detectable in Doppler sonography.
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