Table 2

Ultrasound findings compared to histological diagnosis

Histologic Diagnosis


US findings

Normal (n = 10)

Mild steatosis without fibrous septa (n = 3)

Mild to marked hepatic steatosis with various degrees of fibrosis but intact liver parenchymal architecture (n = 10)

Macronodular cirrhosis with hepatic steatosis(n = 17)


Pattern 1 L-Echo

L-Echo < R-Echo

10

3

0

0


Pattern 1 L-Echo

L-Echo ≥ R-Echo

0

0

0

0


Pattern 2, 3 or 4 L-Echo

L-Echo < R-Echo

0

0

0

0


Pattern 2 L-Echo

L-Echo ≥ R-Echo

0

0

6

0


Pattern 3 L-Echo

L-Echo ≥ R-Echo

0

0

4

5


Pattern 4 L-Echo

L-Echo ≥ R-Echo

0

0

0

12


Liver nodules

0

0

0

3 (regenerative nodules)


PVD < 2.1 mm

10

3

9

0


PVD ≥ 2.1 mm

0

0

1

17


Presence of ascites

0

0

0

5


L-Echo: Liver echogenicity; Pattern 1: normal echogenicity, pattern 2: diffusely increased echogenicity, pattern 3: slightly coarse echogenicity, and pattern 4: coarse and heterogeneous echogenicity; R-Echo: Renal cortex echogenicity; PVD: Portal Vein Diameter.

Lessa et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2010 6:6   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-6-6

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