Hepatic amyloidosis increases liver stiffness measured by transient elastography.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_9F3B3FD1D50C
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Etude de cas (case report): rapporte une observation et la commente brièvement.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Hepatic amyloidosis increases liver stiffness measured by transient elastography.
Périodique
Acta Gastro-enterologica Belgica
Auteur(s)
Janssens E., Spahr L., Rubbia-Brandt L., Giostra E., Bihl F.
ISSN
0001-5644[print], 0001-5644[linking]
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2010
Volume
73
Numéro
1
Pages
52-54
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Case Reports ; Journal Article
Résumé
Liver stiffness values in transient elastography (TE) have to be interpreted with caution. Steatosis, congestion, acute inflammation and extrahepatic cholestasis can indeed influence measurements. Obtained stiffness values in the cirrhotic range can also be present in the absence of fibrosis as in hepatic amyloidosis. Here we report two cases of systemic amyloidosis with hepatic involvement where high stiffness values were measured at TE. In fact, deposits of amyloid may increase the rigidity of the liver parenchyma resulting in higher liver stiffness values. Therefore, results of TE should always be interpreted in their clinical context and if inconsistent, the performance of a liver biopsy might be necessary.
Mots-clé
Amyloidosis/diagnosis, Elasticity, Elasticity Imaging Techniques, Female, Humans, Liver Diseases/diagnosis, Male, Middle Aged
Pubmed
Web of science
Création de la notice
11/02/2011 14:56
Dernière modification de la notice
03/03/2018 20:02
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