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Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz vol.87 suppl.4 Rio de Janeiro 1992
The value of ultrasonography in assessment of portal hypertension in hepatosplenic schistosomiasisWahabM. F. AbdelEsmatG. Cairo University, Kasr El Aini Hospital, Faculty of Medicine. Department of Tropical Medicine Cairo Egypt 001992874143147Ultrasonography can reveal most of the manifestations of portal hypertension complicating hepatosplenic, schistosomiasis. However, direct demonstration of gastroesophageal varices by ultrasonography is still very difficult. An attempt was done to correlate sonographic features of portal hypertension with the degree of fibrosis to screen patients having varices and predicting their chance of bleeding. The results obtained were found to be consistent with the esophagogastric endoscopy and with history of hematemesis. Four parameters were used, size of spleen, degree of periportal fibrosis, presence of collaterals and portal vein diameter. A pilot field survey was also done adopting the same principle.ultrasoundportal hypertensionschistosomiasisFull text available only in PDF format.Texto completo disponível apenas em PDF.