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Year : 2017 | Month : March | Volume : 11 | Issue : 3 | Page : AC13 - AC15

Gender Linked Metric Analysis of Portal Vein: A Sonographic Appraisal

Shikha Singh, Arvind Kumar Pankaj, Anita Rani, Pradeep Kumar Sharma, Puja Chauhan

1. Senior Resident, Department of Anatomy, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India. 2. Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, King George Medical College, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. 3. Professor, Department of Anatomy, King George Medical College, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. 4. Professor and Head, Department of Anatomy, King George Medical College, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. 5. Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Shikha Singh,
Senior Resident, Department of Anatomy, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India.
E-mail: ariez_shikha@yahoo.co.in

Abstract

Introduction: Portal hypertension is one of the most mystifying and disconcerting abdominal ailment. Ultrasonography (USG) is an effective diagnostic tool for its prompt management. Knowledge of normal calibre of portal vein in a local setting is essential as literature reports contrasting values in different regions. It helps in early diagnosis of portal hypertension even before it is clinically manifested thereby assisting clinicians and interventional radiologists in pertinent management.

Aim: Study was aimed to evaluate the Portal Vein Diameter (PVD) and find its correlation with gender by using USG in North Indian population.

Materials and Methods: A total of 300 healthy adults were included in the study. Portal vein diameter was measured in supine position and normal respiration by grey scale USG. The portal vein diameter was correlated with age and gender statistically using independent Student’s t-test and ANOVA.

Results:Mean PVD of (9.49±1.03 mm) was observed in the present cross-sectional study. Male showed a significantly higher mean PVD (9.70±1.02 mm) as compared to females (9.10±0.94 mm).

Conclusion: Scarcity of information concerning ultrasonographically measured standard portal vein diameter and inconstant values reported in literature necessitates the need for establishing local standard value. In the given subset of population the portal vein diameter was influenced by the gender. The information will be helpful in prompt diagnosis and management of portal hypertension.

Keywords

Correlation, Portal hypertension, Portal vein morphometry, Radiological

How to cite this article :

Shikha Singh, Arvind Kumar Pankaj, Anita Rani, Pradeep Kumar Sharma, Puja Chauhan. GENDER LINKED METRIC ANALYSIS OF PORTAL VEIN: A SONOGRAPHIC APPRAISAL. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 March [cited: 2017 Apr 27 ]; 11:AC13-AC15. Available from
http://www.jcdr.net/back_issues.asp?issn=0973-709x&year=2017&month=March&volume=11&issue=3&page=AC13-AC15&id=9461

DOI and Others

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/22851.9461

Date of Submission: Jul 19, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Aug 12, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Nov 03, 2016
Date of Publishing: Mar 01, 2017

Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.

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