Transient elastography for liver fibrosis in children with chronic liver disease
Superspeciality GI Kids Clinics & Imaging Centre, Dhantoli, Nagpur, IN
Paediatric Gastroenterologist, Hepatologist and Endoscopist
Liver fibrosis results from chronic hepatocyte inflammation. Underlying cause may differ in each case. Liver fibrosis can progress to cirrhosis. Liver biopsy is the gold standard to diagnose and prognosticate such children. Non-invasive modalities for liver fibrosis assessment are now available. It can be done by transient elastography (TE). Normal values for median liver stiffness are available in children. I retrospectively studied children with chronic liver disease. Median liver stiffness was measured and analysed with clinically important factors like splenomegaly, varices and stage of fibrosis on histopathology reports.
Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 2021; 50(2): 294-298
How to Cite:
Waikar, Y., 2021. Transient elastography for liver fibrosis in children with chronic liver disease. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 50(2), pp.294–298. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljch.v50i2.9575
05 Jun 2021.