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J Korean Radiol Soc. 1988 Oct;24(5):862-868. Korean. Original Article.
Jeong SW , Suh WH .

The association of liver cirrhosis with high amplitude echoes is well recognized. In Korea, despite the common occurrence of liver cirrhosis, little has been written ragarding its ultrasonongraphic features. Retrospective evaluation of abdomianl sonograms in 122 patients with liver cirrhosis was made using Well's classification. The results were as followings: 1. 122 cases consist of 23 cases with Type I, 37 cases with Type II, 33 cases with Type IIIa, 28 cases with Type IIIb, and 1 case with Type IV. 2. Neither clinical finding nor laboratory datadiscriminates remarkable difference between each type. 3. Liver size is not in direct proportion toultrasonographic type although hepatic retraction was more frequent in Type III, IV than in Type I and II. 4.Ancillary findings such as splenomegaly, portal hypertension and ascites are seen in Type I, II as frequently asin Type III, IV. Therefore, these different patterns are considered to be related to morphological types ratherthan phases. 5. Area of diverse echogenicity was revealed as malignant transformation in cirrhotic liver by Riscan by cold area.

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