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Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography:
doi: 10.1097/RCT.0b013e31824afd86
Abdominal Imaging

Variation in Hepatic Segmental Volume Distribution According to Different Causes of Liver Cirrhosis: CT Volumetric Evaluation

Kim, In MD; Jang, Yun-Jin MD; Ryeom, Hunkyu MD; Lee, So Mi MD; Lee, Hui Joong MD; Kim, Gab Chul MD; Kim, Hye Jung MD

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Abstract

Objective: To investigate if there is difference in hepatic segmental volume distribution according to causes of liver cirrhosis (LC) using computed tomography volumetric analysis.

Methods: On computed tomographic scans, hepatic segmental volumes were measured in 90 patients with LC of 4 different causes (alcohol, hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and cryptogenic cirrhosis). The volumetric indices were compared.

Results: The volume proportion of the lateral segment in the liver in patients with HBV was significantly higher than in the patients with HCV (P = 0.038). Hepatic volume distribution in alcoholic LC showed differences: larger caudate lobe volume than HBV- and HCV-induced LC (P = 0.029 and P = 0.031), larger right lobe volume (P = 0.043) and smaller proportion of the lateral segment in the liver (P = 0.003) than in HBV-induced LC.

Conclusions: Computed tomography volumetric analysis showed differences in hepatic segmental volume distribution in cirrhotic patients according to causes of LC.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

 

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