Journal of Korean Society of Medical Ultrasound 1990;9(1): 19-25.
Duplex sonography in portal hypertension
Hyuk Po Kwon
ABSTRACT
We measure the diameter and blood velocity of the portal vein in 50 patients with cirrhosis of the liver and 40 healthy subjects, and calculated cross sectional area, mean blood flow velocity, blood flow volume and congestion index. In patients with cirrhosis of the liver, the cross sectional area of the portal vein was significantly increased: the mean blood flow volume was significantly reduced; the blood flow volume was significantly increased; the congestion index of the portal vein was significantly increased. Duples sonography may play an inportant role in the diagnosis of portal hypertension.
Keywords: Portal vein,flow dynamics
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