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Table 4 Liver stiffness (measured by MRE) in candidates with normal (n = 26) and abnormal (n = 11) results of liver biopsy

From: Hepatic magnetic resonance elastography: can it be an alternative to invasive biopsy preceding living donor liver transplantation?

Results of liver biopsy in the study participants (n = 37) Liver stiffness in (kPa) F P value
Range Mean ± SD
Candidates with absolutely normal hepatic parenchyma
(26; 70.27%)
0.74–2.20 1.72 ± 0.30 25.44 < 0.0003*
Candidates with steatosis
(6; 16.22%)
S1a (4; 10.81%) 1.86–2.21 2.01 ± 0.11
S1b (2; 5.41 %) 2.37–2.50 2.40 ± 0.15
Candidates with fibrosis
(5; 13.51%)
F1 (3; 8.10 %) 2.98–2.23 2.23 ± 0.40
F2 (2; 5.41 %) 2.25–3.05 2.55 ± 0.25
Tukey’s test (P value) Normal and abnormal S1a and S1b F1 and F2 S1a and F1 S1a and F2 S1b and F1 S1b and F2
0.0001* 0.045* 0.016* 0.026* < 0.001* < 0.002* < 0.001*
  1. Results are expressed as range (mean + standard deviation) or number (%)
  2. LLD living liver donor, n number, (%) percent, SD standard deviation, MRE magnetic resonance elastography, kPa kilopascal, F Fisher exact test, * significant if P value < 0.05.