Diagnostic Accuracy of Hepatic Vein Resistive Index in Detection of Hepatic Fibrosis in Patients of Chronic Liver Disease

  • Sidrah Nadeem
  • Sana Wasim
  • Sidrah Manzoor
  • Hareem Ata
  • Riffat Raja
  • Sadaf Arooj
Keywords: Diagnostic accuracy, chronic liver disease, hepatic vein resistive index, hepatic fibrosis.


Introduction: If we could prove the diagnostic accuracy of hepatic vein resistive index in detecting liver fibrosis in chronic liver disease patients, this would be beneficial for the patients as it is a non-invasive, readily available, and cost-effective technique for the diagnosis of liver fibrosis. This will help the physicians in the early initiation of definitive management.

Materials and Methods: Seventy-five (n=75) patients with hepatitis B aged between 18-50 years were enrolled. Hepatic vein resistive index and liver biopsy were performed in even-patients. Sensitivity, Specificity, PPV, NPV, and overall accuracy of the hepatic vein resistive index was calculated.

Results: Average age group studied was  38y ± 8.2 SD. 57.3 % (N=43) were males and 42.7% (n=32) patients were females respectively. Data of this work Exhibits various statistical indicators 77%. 96.7%. 97.2%. 74.3% and 85.3% respectively.

Conclusion: Hepatic vein resistive index measured by ultrasonography can detect liver fibrosis in CLD with overall sensitivity, Specificity, PPV, NPV, and accuracy of 77.7%. 96.7%. 97.2%. 74.3% and 85.3% respectively.


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Nadeem S, Wasim S, Manzoor S, Ata H, Raja R, Arooj S. Diagnostic Accuracy of Hepatic Vein Resistive Index in Detection of Hepatic Fibrosis in Patients of Chronic Liver Disease. JRMC [Internet]. 29Sep.2020 [cited 1Oct.2022];24(3):278-82. Available from: http://www.journalrmc.com/index.php/JRMC/article/view/1482