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Table 1 Comparison of liver stiffness score, aspartate transaminase to platelet ratio index (APRI), presence of splenomegaly, and platelet count between patients with and without esophageal and/or gastric varices

From: Transient elastography for predicting esophageal/gastric varices in children with biliary atresia

  Patients with esophageal and/or gastric varices Patients without esophageal and/or gastric varices Pvalue
Liver stiffness score (kPa) 37.72 ± 21.55 10.97 ± 8.71 <0.001
APRI 6.59 ± 4.73 1.41 ± 1.25 <0.001
Presence of splenomegaly (no.) 36 3 <0.001
Platelet count (×103/μL) 119.92 ± 85.23 220.74 ± 90.43 <0.001