Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 6; Issue 3.3 (Septmber 2018)

Page No.: 5625-5631

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2018.297


Usha.C 1, Amit Singh Bharati *2, Sandeep Malegonkar 3, Subhashini Rani 4.

1 Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, GSL Medical College, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India.

*2 Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, GSL Medical College, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India.

3 Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, BRIMS, Bidar, Karnataka, India.

4 Professor & HOD, Department of Anatomy, GSL Medical College, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Corresponding Author: Dr. Amit Singh Bharati, Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, GSL Medical College, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India. Mobile No: 9738022419  E-Mail: dr.amit.singh7@gmail.com


Background:    Liver  vary widely according to age. Many diseases can affect  their size  ranging from infective processes to malignant disorders. Palpation and percussion are standard bedside techniques to document but are far from accurate to detect small increases in size.Variations in the anthropometric features of various populations, races and regions are an established fact.

Ultrasonography is widely used in medicine.It is possible to perform both  diagnosis and therapeutic procedures. Sonography is effective for imaging soft tissues  of  body. Ultrasound is an extremely important imaging method in evaluation of liver in children due to the fact that it is easy to use, non invasive, safe, quick and accurate. In present study, aim is to evaluate correlation of liver  size with the parameters such as age, sex and height in children.

Objective: To know whether there is any correlation between the normal liver size  with parameters such as age, sex and height in children.

Materials and Methods: Present study is cross-sectional in nature and conducted in Government Medical College and District Hospital, Bidar.   Sample size of 260 cases was taken between the age group of 1 to 17 years, infancy to middle adolescence period living in North-east part of Karnataka.

Results: The mean liver length is greater in males in all age groups and it increases in older children in the age group of 10-13yrs and 14-17 yrs among both males and females. Liver length highly correlated with each age and height  in both male and female children.

Conclusion: The methods of measurement and analysis used in this study is standardized and easy to apply. Findings are handy and reliable and is suitable particularly for radiology and pediatric departments. The results of this study can be used as a practical and comprehensive guide to indicate the normal liver  length range for every child, according to his/ her age.

KEY WORDS: Liver length, Ultrasonography , Age, Sex, Height.


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Cite this article: Usha.C, Amit Singh Bharati, Sandeep Malegonkar, Subhashini Rani. STUDY OF CORRELATION OF LIVER SIZE WITH HEIGHT IN NORTH-EAST KARNATAKA CHILDREN BY ULTRASONOGRAPHY. Int J Anat Res 2018;6(3.3):5625-5631. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2018.297