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Table 2 Sonographic, clinical and laboratory findings in patients without esophageal varices (non-EV = 122) and endoscopically confirmed varices (EV = 72)

From: Gall bladder wall thickening as non-invasive screening parameter for esophageal varices – a comparative endoscopic – sonographic study

Parameter non-EV n = 120 EV n = 72 p-value
Gall bladder wall thickness 2.8 ± 1.2 mm 4.4 ± 2.1 mm < 0.0001
Gall bladder length 61.6 ± 17.6 mm 61.1 ± 21.8 mm 0.867
Gall bladder diameter 25.0 ± 8.6 mm 27.1 ± 10.0 mm 0.128
Liver size in MCL 13.8 ± 2.1 cm 14.7 ± 2.6 cm 0.015
Spleen diameter 112.9 ± 23.9 mm 138.0 ± 28.2 mm < 0.0001
Portal vein diameter 11.6 ± 2.1 mm 12.4 ± 2.9 mm 0.045
Portal vein velocity 18.0 ± 3.9 cm/s 18.0 ± 5.8 cm/s 0.968
INR 1.09 ± 0.38 1.39 ± 0.46 < 0.0001
Platelet count 226.6 ± 85.9 × 1.000/μl 128.1 ± 99.2 × 1.000/μl < 0.0001
  1. INR International ratio; MCL Medioclavicular line
  2. Significant are all values <0.05