Sonographic features of cirrhosis

Sonographic features of cirrhosis

The liver may be increased in size in the early stages of cirrhosis and later become small with relative enlargement of the caudate and/or left hepatic lobe. The liver has a nodular contour and a more echogenic and heterogeneous echotexture. Associated features of portal hypertension may be seen, which include ascites, splenomegaly, recanalization of the paraumbilical vein, and portal vein enlargement.


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