Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 7; Issue 3.3 (September 2019)

Page No.: 6924-6928

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2019.258


Usha. C 1, Surya kumari. N *2, Subhashini Rani 3.

1 M.B.B.S, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, GSL Medical College, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India.

*2 M.B.B.S, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, GSL Medical College, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India.

3 M.B.B.S, MD, Professor & HOD, Department of Anatomy, GSL Medical College, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Corresponding Author: Dr. Surya Kumari. N, Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, GSL Medical College, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India. Mobile No: 9948198698

E-Mail: namalasuryakumari@gmail.com


Background:  Spleen length vary with age. Various diseases can affect their size. Palpation and percussion are standard bedside techniques to document but are far from accurate to detect small increases in size.  Anthropometric variations are found in different populations, races and regions. Sonography is effective for imaging soft tissues of body. Ultrasound is an extremely important imaging method in evaluation of spleen length 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 spleen length with age and weight in female children.

Objective: To know whether there is any correlation between the normal spleen length with age and weight in female children.

Materials and methods: The present study is cross-sectional in nature and conducted in Government Medical College and District  Hospital, Bidar. Sample size of 260 cases were taken between the age group of 1 to17 years, (infancy to middle adolescence period) living in North-east part of  Karnataka. Baseline data including the age, sex and weight were recorded for  all  the  children  in  a  structured  performa. All the children underwent  an ultrasonographic assessment of the spleen length by using a Philips HDI 4000, 200-240V -5A, 50/60HZ system.  Observations  obtained  in  respect  with all  the variables  were  tabulated  and  shown  by  using  Scatter plots. The findings was then   statistically analysed   and   “p”   value determined.

Results: The mean spleen length is lesser in females in all age groups and it increases in older children in the age group of 10-13yrs and 14-17 yrs among females. Spleen length highly correlated with  age and weight  in female children.

Conclusion: The methods of measurement and analysis used in this study is standardized and easy to apply. The results of this study can be used in radiology and pediatric departments as a practical and comprehensive guide to indicate the normal  spleen length range for every child, according to her age and body habitus.

KEY WORDS:  Spleen length, Ultrasonography, Age, Female, Weight.


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Cite this article: Usha. C, Surya kumari. N, Subhashini Rani. STUDY OF SPLEEN LENGTH IN RELATION TO WEIGHT IN NORTH-EAST KARNATAKA CHILDREN BY ULTRASONOGRAPHY. Int J Anat Res 2019;7(3.3):6924-6928. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2019.258