A Pilot Study Of The Normal Measurements Of The Liver And Spleen By Ultrasonography In The Rajasthani Population 2733-2736
Department of Anatomy,
J.N.Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences University, Wardha-442001 (MH), (India).
Aim :To determine the normal standards of liver and spleen by ultrasonography in the Rajasthani population.
Materials And Methods :Two hundred subjects (100 males and 100 females) from Rajasthan were evaluated. The dimensions of the organs were measured 3 times and the mean values were recorded. The subjects were divided into 5 groups according to their ages (11-70 yrs.).
Results :The average longitudinal diameter of the right lobe of the liver was 12.99±0.76 cm (males) and 12.66±1.07 cm (females) and of the left lobe was 9.28±0.81 cm (males) and 9.17±1.03 cm (females). The average length of the spleen was 9.40±0.91 cm (males) and 9.34±0.95 cm (females). The average width of the spleen in males as well as in females was 3.45±0.59 cm.
Conclusion: The normal values of the dimensions of the liver and spleen are important parameters during a sonographical examination. This study provides valuable data from the Rajasthani population. So, this study will be of importance in the daily practice in radiology clinics.