International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)

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Effect of Anthropometrical Measurements on Liver Span Using Ultrasonography

Author(s):Bhavna Singla, Tajinder Singh, Mohit Jain, Sejal Savani and Sharad Oli

Background: Various anthropometrical measurements may influence liver size. Aim: To study correlation of liver span according to age, sex, weight, height, and BMI. Material and Methods: The study was conducted on 100 healthy subjects aged 18-65 years. The Ultrasonographic liver span in MCL was then correlated with age, sex, height, weight, and BMI of the subjects. Results: Ultrasonographic mean liver span in males was 14.16 ± 1.32 cm while in females it was 12.79 ± 1.40 cm. Positive correlation was found with age (r=0.268; p=0.007) and weight (r=0.4767 and p<0.001) while negative with BMI (r=-0.226 and p=0.0238). Height had significantly high positive correlation (r=0.752; p<0.001). Conclusions: Ultrasonographic liver span had a positive correlation with age, weight, and height; while a negative correlation with BMI of the subjects was seen. Among all variables height was the major factor determining the liver span in the MCL.

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