2. Elastography in the Non-Invasive Evaluation of the Extent of Fibrosis and in the Diagnosis of Portal Hypertension

  1. Roberto de Franchis MD, AGAF Professor of Gastroenterology Head
  1. Laurent Castéera MD, PhD

Published Online: 17 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444393989.ch2

Portal Hypertension V: Proceedings of the Fifth Baveno International Consensus Workshop, Fifth Edition

Portal Hypertension V: Proceedings of the Fifth Baveno International Consensus Workshop, Fifth Edition

How to Cite

Castéera, L. (2011) Elastography in the Non-Invasive Evaluation of the Extent of Fibrosis and in the Diagnosis of Portal Hypertension, in Portal Hypertension V: Proceedings of the Fifth Baveno International Consensus Workshop, Fifth Edition (ed R. de Franchis), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444393989.ch2

Editor Information

  1. Department of Medical Sciences, University of Milan, and Gastroenterology 3 Unit, IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico Mangiagalli and Regina Elena Foundation, Milan, Italy

Author Information

  1. Department of Hepato-Gastroenterology, Hospital Saint-André & Haut Lévêque, University Hospital of Bordeaux, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 NOV 2010
  2. Published Print: 14 JAN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444334494

Online ISBN: 9781444393989

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Keywords:

  • ultrasound in non-invasive evaluation - of fibrosis and portal hypertension;
  • TE performance, assessing stage and progression - of liver fibrosis and portal hypertension;
  • transient elastography diagnostic performance - for fibrosis extent;
  • diagnostic performance of transient elastography for significant fibrosis (SF) - in adult patients with chronic liver disease;
  • diagnostic performance of transient elastography - for portal hypertension;
  • hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG);
  • TE reproducibility, for interobserver and intra-observer agreement;
  • fibrosis, impact on results of TE;
  • TE, most accurate non-invasive method - in cirrhosis detection;
  • TE use in longitudinal studies - disease progression, regression and clinical outcomes

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Transient elastography: principle and interpretation

  • Diagnostic performance of transient elastography for the extent of fibrosis

  • Diagnostic performance of transient elastography for portal hypertension

  • Limitations of transient elastography

  • Conclusions and perspectives

  • References