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Table 5 Comparison of different predictors in the studied groups in relation to presence of esophageal varices

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

  Group 1A
(n = 67)
M ± SD
Group 1B
(n = 33)
M ± SD
p value
(Mann–Whitney test)
Platelet count/spleen diameter (PC/SD) ratio 546 ± 290.9 1135 ± 413.2  < 0.001*
Portal vein flow velocity 12.2 ± 2.3 21.4 ± 3.2  < 0.001*
Portal vein diameter 13.9 ± 2.2 9.4 ± 2.8  < 0.001*
Portal congestion index 0.1 ± 0.03 0.05 ± 0.01  < 0.001*
Hepatic artery resistive index 0.7 ± 0.03 0.6 ± 0.03  < 0.001*
Hepatic artery pulsatility index 1.4 ± 0.09 1.2 ± 0.1  < 0.001*
Splenic artery resistive index 0.7 ± 0.02 0.64 ± 0.02  < 0.001*
Portal hypertensive index 2.7 ± 0.46 1.2 ± 0.3  < 0.001*
Liver vascular index 8.8 ± 1.88 17.8 ± 3.57  < 0.001*
  1. *High significant difference, P < 0.001