Role of spleen stiffness as a predictor for severity of oesophageal varices in Liver cirrhosis patients in an Indian tertiary care centre
Bleeding oesophageal varices is one of the most serious complications in liver cirrhotic patients. Recent studies have focused on various non-invasive methodin determining oesophageal varices. We evaluated the association of spleen stiffness (SS) measured by Sheer wave elastography, with the presence, severity of oesophageal varices and variceal hemorrhage in cirrhotic patients of different aetiologies. This Prospective study was performed in a series of patients of cirrhosis with different aetiologies admitted in Gastroenterology department in Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Hospital (MGMCH), Jaipur, Rajasthan. In conclusion, the results of this study provide insight into the diagnostic potential of SS in the screening and grading of oesopha¬geal varices in patients with liver cirrhosis. SS may prove to be a reliable, non-invasive alternative to endoscopy.