Volume 7 Issue 1 (January, 2019)

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Usefulness of Ultrasonography in detection of cases of Ascites
Navdeep Hooda

Background: Ascites usually indicates the end stage of a disease. The present study was to determine utility of USG in detection of ascites. Materials & Methods: This study was conducted on 64 patients with ascites of both genders. All patients were subjected to USG Scan. The ultrasound images in both transverse and longitudinal planes were taken. All scans were evaluated by a radiologist. Results: Out of 64 patients, males were 40 and females were 24. Common causes were inflammatory seen in 23 patients, tumor in 10, renal diseases in 13, liver diseases in 10, cardiac disease in 4 and portal hypertension in 6. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). The sensitivity of USG was 98% and specificity was 87%.  Conclusion: Authors found Ultrasonography an useful tool in detection of ascites.
Key words: Ascites, Inflammatory, USG

Received: 15 October  2018                                     Revised: 27 December 2018                          Accepted: 28 December 2018
Corresponding author: Dr. Navdeep Hooda, Department of Radiodiagnosis, Rajshree Medical Research Institute, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India

This article may be cited as: Hooda N. Usefulness of Ultrasonography in detection of cases of Ascites. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2019;7(1): 163-165.

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