Comparison between portal vein diameter and histological findings. Quantification of portal vein diameter shows increase in this value in the group of cirrhotic rats (mean = 2.2 mm) and in the group of rodents with steatosis and fibrosis (mean = 1.8 mm) compared to the Control group (mean = 1.5 mm). Data are shown as mean ± SD and the test utilized was ANOVA with the Tukey's post-test for multiple comparisons.
Lessa et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2010 6:6 doi:10.1186/1746-6148-6-6