Sonographic Correlation of Caudate Lobe and Liver Size Among Hepatitis C Virus Patients
Caudate Lobe and Liver Size Among Hepatitis C Virus Patients
Keywords:Liver and Caudate lobe size, Hepatomegaly, Hepatitis C virus, Ultrasound
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a leading cause of liver disease in the world. Ultrasound is considered to be the first choice to diagnose hepatomegaly and caudate lobe enlargement in HCV patients by measuring the liver and Caudate lobe size Objective: To assess the sonographic correlation of caudate lobe size with liver size among hepatitis C virus patients Methods: The cross-sectional analytical study was conducted in the Department of Radiology at Sabiry Surgical Hospital, Faisalabad, Pakistan. A total of 68 patients (33 males and 35 females) with the HCV from March 2021 to November 2021 were included in this study. The craniocaudal length of the liver and vertical diameter of the caudate lobe was measured and compared in a ratio by using ultrasonography. Results: In total patients, the minimum age was 22 years and the maximum age was 70 years with an average age of 41.76 (SD=12.46) years. The mean liver size was 171.34 (SD=12.96) mm and the mean caudate lobe size was 61.06 mm (SD=12.96). The percentage between the normal and enlarged caudate lobe was 10.3% and 89.7% respectively. In total there were 60 patients with the present while 8 with absent hepatomegaly and 7 with normal and 61 with enlarged caudate lobe size the p-value is 0.021 which was significant because it was <0.05 Conclusions: The caudate lobe size measurement by ultrasonography is a strong reliable parameter for early assessment and early possible treatment of the HCV in patients.
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