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Table 3 Pelvi abdominal ultrasound findings of the studied groups

From: Role of portal color Doppler ultrasonography as noninvasive predictive tool for esophageal varices in cirrhotic patients

  Group 1A
(n = 67)
N (%)
Group 1B
(n = 33)
N (%)
Test of significance p Value
Liver size Fisher exact
3.1
0.22NS
Shrunken (< 12 cm) 22(32.8%) 6(18.2%)
Normal (12–16 cm) 44(65.7%) 27(81.8%)
Enlarged (> 16 cm) 1(1.5%) 0(0%)
Splenic size χ2 test 63.4  < 0.001*
Normal (7–11 cm) 1(1.5%) 25(75.8%)
Enlarged (> 11 cm) 66(98.5% 8(24.2%)
Liver echogenecity χ2 test 15.97  < 0.001*
Coarse 60(89.6%) 18(54.5%)
Homogeneous 7(10.4%) 15(45.5%)
Splenic collaterals χ2 test 22.46  < 0.001*
Yes 37(55.2%) 2(6.1%)
No 30(44.8%) 31(93.9%)
Ascites χ2 test 11.86 0.008*
No 23(34.3%) 23(69.7%)
Mild 11(16.4%) 4(12.1%)
Moderate 19(28.9%) 4(12.1%)
Marked 14(20.9%) 2(6.1%)
  1. *High significant difference, P < 0.001