Current Knowledge in Ultrasound-Based Liver Elastography of Pediatric Patients
AbstractStudies performed using transient elastography (TE), point shear wave elastography (pSWE) and two-dimensional shear wave elastography (2D-SWE) have shown that these techniques are all feasible and accurate in children for the evaluation of liver fibrosis due to several etiologies. However, for some specific pediatric pathologies, such as biliary atresia, the evidence is still limited. As shown in adults, inflammation is a confounding factor when assessing fibrosis severity and care should be taken when interpreting the results. Due to the scarce comparative data between serological tests and elastography techniques in children, a definite conclusion regarding which is the best cannot be drawn. Neither non-invasive elastographic techniques nor laboratory scores allow determination of the presence and the degree of inflammation, necrosis, iron or copper deposits. View Full-Text
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Dietrich, C.F.; Sirli, R.; Ferraioli, G.; Popescu, A.; Sporea, I.; Pienar, C.; Kunze, C.; Taut, H.; Schrading, S.; Bota, S.; Schreiber-Dietrich, D.; Yi, D. Current Knowledge in Ultrasound-Based Liver Elastography of Pediatric Patients. Appl. Sci. 2018, 8, 944.
Dietrich CF, Sirli R, Ferraioli G, Popescu A, Sporea I, Pienar C, Kunze C, Taut H, Schrading S, Bota S, Schreiber-Dietrich D, Yi D. Current Knowledge in Ultrasound-Based Liver Elastography of Pediatric Patients. Applied Sciences. 2018; 8(6):944.Chicago/Turabian Style
Dietrich, Christoph F.; Sirli, Roxana; Ferraioli, Giovanna; Popescu, Alina; Sporea, Ioan; Pienar, Corina; Kunze, Christian; Taut, Heike; Schrading, Simone; Bota, Simona; Schreiber-Dietrich, Dagmar; Yi, Dong. 2018. "Current Knowledge in Ultrasound-Based Liver Elastography of Pediatric Patients." Appl. Sci. 8, no. 6: 944.
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