Sub-Saharan African Journal of Medicine

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 33--38

Determination of normal portal vein parameters on triplex ultrasound scan among adults in Zaria, Nigeria


Philip Oluleke Ibinaiye1, Joshua Oluwafemi Aiyekomogbon1, Musa Abdulkadir Tabari1, Nuhu Dang Chom1, Ahmad Umdagas Hamidu1, Rasheed Yusuf2 
1 Department of Radiology, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria
2 Department of Chemical Pathology, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Philip Oluleke Ibinaiye
Department of Radiology, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria
Nigeria

Background: There are many causes of the portal vein (PV) disease and these include portal hypertension (PHT), PV thrombosis, PV gas and PV stenosis/obstruction. PHT is a common clinical presentation of portal venous disease with multiple causes and several sequelae. There is a need for an imaging parameter that will aid early diagnosis of PHT since portal pressure monitoring devices are not available in most tertiary hospitals in Nigeria. Aims and Objectives: To determine the normal values of PV parameters using triplex ultrasound (US) among adults in Zaria, Nigeria. Settings and Design: This prospective study was conducted over a period of 6 months between November 2011 and May 2012 at the Radiology Department of Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria. Materials and Methods: Following an overnight fast, US scan was performed on 186 eligible participants. The diameter, cross-sectional area (CSA) and flow velocity of the PV were obtained. Results: The PV parameters obtained were as follows (mean ± standard deviation): PV diameter, 1.09 ± 0.22 cm (range: 0.87-1.31); CSA, 1.10 ± 0.203 cm 2 (range: 0.89-1.30) and mean flow velocity, 15.44 ± 2.63 cm/s (range: 12.80-18.10). All the measurements in males were significantly higher than those in females (P < 0.001). Conclusion: The normal values of PV parameters have been established in adult subjects in Zaria. These values will serve as a reference to detect abnormalities of dimensions and flow velocities in the PV, thus enabling quantitative evaluation of patients with suspected PV disease.


How to cite this article:
Ibinaiye PO, Aiyekomogbon JO, Tabari MA, Chom ND, Hamidu AU, Yusuf R. Determination of normal portal vein parameters on triplex ultrasound scan among adults in Zaria, Nigeria.Sub-Saharan Afr J Med 2015;2:33-38


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Ibinaiye PO, Aiyekomogbon JO, Tabari MA, Chom ND, Hamidu AU, Yusuf R. Determination of normal portal vein parameters on triplex ultrasound scan among adults in Zaria, Nigeria. Sub-Saharan Afr J Med [serial online] 2015 [cited 2024 Mar 2 ];2:33-38
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