Skip to main content

Table 4 Ultrasound criteria in the benign and malignant lesions

From: Role of shear wave elastography in characterization of hepatic focal lesions

US criteriaBenign lesions, N = 28 (25.45%)Malignant lesions, N = 82 (74.54%)χ2p value
LiverSize  0.8950.596
• Average
• Enlarged
12 (42.9%)
16 (57.1)
36 (43.9%)
46 (56.1%)
Echo pattern  8.5640.004
• Non-cirrhotic
• Cirrhotic
22 (78.6%)
6 (21.4%)
28 (34.1%)
54 (65.9%)
Focal lesionNumber  1.6570.643
• One
• Two
• Three
• Multiple
18 (64.3%)
6 (21.4%)
2 (7.1%)
2 (7.1%)
64 (78%)
14 (17.1%)
2 (2.4%)
2 (2.4%)
Echogenicity  2.8540.410
• Echogenic
• Heterogenic
• Hypoecchoic
• Isoecchoic
10 (35.7%)
2 (7.1%)
14 (50%)
2 (7.1%)
14 17.1%)
16 (19.5%)
42 (51.2%)
10 (12.2%)
Margin  0.3230.124
• Ill-defined
• Well-defined
6 (21.4%)
22 (78.6%)
24 (29.3%)
58 (70.7%)
Spleen• Normal
• Enlarged
18 (64.3%)
10 (35.7%)
24 (29.3%)
58 (70.7%)
5.3620.023
Ascite• No
• minimal
28 (100%)
0 (0)
46 (56.1%)
36 (43.9%)
9.8240.019