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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Eiman Ghaffarpasand, M.D. [2]

Overview

Ultrasonography may be helpful in the diagnosis of jaundice due to cirrhosis. Findings on an abdominal ultrasonography suggestive of cirrhosis include splenomegaly, ascites, re-canalization of umbilical vein -- pathognomonic of portal hypertension, and porto-systemic collaterals.

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Ascites ultrasonography-Case courtesy of Dr Maulik S Patel, via radiopaedia.org[1]
Splenomegaly ultrasonography-Case courtesy of Dr Ian Bickle, via radiopaedia.org[1]











References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Radiopaedia.org. From the case <"https://radiopaedia.org/cases/29199">rID: 29199
  2. Procopet B, Berzigotti A (2017). "Diagnosis of cirrhosis and portal hypertension: imaging, non-invasive markers of fibrosis and liver biopsy". Gastroenterol Rep (Oxf). 5 (2): 79–89. doi:10.1093/gastro/gox012. PMC 5421457. PMID 28533906.




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