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Table 3 Sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive value for the presence of esophageal varices using gall bladder wall thickness (GBWT) ≥4 mm, spleen length (≥130 mm), ascites, thrombocytes (< 160.000/μl) and Child-Pugh classification

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

Parameter GBWT (≥4 mm) Spleen (≥130 mm) Thrombocytes (< 160.000/μl) Ascites Child-Pugh B or C
Sensitivity 46% 62% 69% 44% 50%
Specificity 89% 81% 78% 94% 92%
Positive predictive value 70% 67% 64% 82% 78%
Negative predictive value 73% 78% 81% 74% 76%