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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 16, Issue 1, Aug 2015 pp 13-15

Research Article

Non invasive prediction of esophageal varices using right lobe of liver to albumin ratio

Sanjay Raj1, Chandrashekar M2

1Post Graduate, Department of Medicine, KIMS,Hubli, Karnataka, INDIA.

2Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, KoIMS, Madikeri, Karnataka, INDIA.

Studies have shown that biochemical, clinical and ultrasonographic parameters alone or together have good predictive power for non-invasively assessing the presence of esophageal varices. Here we studied the correlation of right liver lobe diameter to albumin ratio as a predictor of esophageal varices in 50 patients of cirrhosis admitted to medicine wards of tertiary teaching hospital. Considering the right liver lobe/albumin ratio cut-of value of 4.425 as suggested by Tamara Alempijevic et al., our study yielded a sensitivity of 83.3% and specificity of 29.5%