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Comparison of color doppler US and CT portography in evaluating portal hypertension in children.
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PMID:  22189660     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: To compare grayscale and color Doppler ultrasound (CDUS) findings to that of multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) portography in the evaluation of portal hypertension in children.
METHODS: Thirty children (mean age, 11.4 years) with definitive clinical and laboratory diagnoses of portal hypertension were included in the study. Liver parenchymal changes, portal vein thrombosis, cavernous transformation, splenomegaly, recanalization of the paraumbilical vein, ascites collateral vessels, and hemodynamic parameters were evaluated prospectively.
RESULTS: Liver parenchymal heterogeneity (n = 21) was detected more often by CDUS than MDCT (P = 0.002). CDUS and MDCT established similar results for increased right/left lobe ratio, lobulation of the liver contour, ascites, and splenomegaly. Portal vein thrombosis, cavernous transformation, and recanalization of the paraumbilical vein were comparable between CDUS and MDCT (κ = 1, P < 0.01). Collaterals were detected more by MDCT portography than by CDUS. Esophageal collaterals and azygous vein dilatation were seen only by MDCT portography (P < 0.01, P = 0.024; respectively).
CONCLUSIONS: CDUS was superior to MDCT in identifying parenchymal changes and hemodynamic parameters. MDCT was superior in detecting abnormal collateral circulation. The combination of these two modalities provides more comprehensive information than either alone in the diagnosis and follow-up of portal hypertension.
Ibrahim Adaletli; Safa Bariş; Gökçe Gülşen; Sebuh Kurugoglu; Fatih Kantarci; Ismail Mihmanli; Osman Faruk Şenyüz
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  105     ISSN:  1541-8243     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-22     Completed Date:  2012-02-03     Revised Date:  2012-02-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  6-10     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Radiology, Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Hypertension, Portal / radiography*,  ultrasonography*
Multidetector Computed Tomography*
Portography / methods
Prospective Studies
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Color*

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