A Case Study of Hemochromatosis and Conflicting Point Shear Wave Measurements in the Assessment of Liver Fibrosis.

Title

A Case Study of Hemochromatosis and Conflicting Point Shear Wave Measurements in the Assessment of Liver Fibrosis.

Creator

Cohen Tal; Barr Richard G

Publisher

Ultrasound quarterly

Date

2017
2017-03

Description

There are multiple factors that affect the shear wave speed in the assessment of liver stiffness. In this case report, we present a case of hemochromatosis that has elevated liver stiffness suggestive of significant fibrosis or cirrhosis; however on liver biopsy, no fibrosis was identified. This article will discuss the possibility that liver iron deposition may affect SWE measurements of the liver, leading to inaccurate assessment of liver fibrosis. In these cases, a liver biopsy may be required for accurate liver assessment.

Subject

*Diagnostic Errors; *Liver Cirrhosis; Aged; Biopsy; Diagnosis; Diagnostic Errors; Differential; Elasticity Imaging Techniques/*methods; Ferritin – Blood; Ferritins/blood; Hemochromatosis; Hemochromatosis – Blood; Hemochromatosis/*blood/diagnostic imaging; Humans; Liver; Liver – Pathology; Liver Cirrhosis; Liver/diagnostic imaging/pathology; Male; Ultrasonography – Methods

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

49–50

Issue

1

Volume

33

Citation

Cohen Tal; Barr Richard G, “A Case Study of Hemochromatosis and Conflicting Point Shear Wave Measurements in the Assessment of Liver Fibrosis.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed April 20, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/4402.

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