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Sonographic measurements of normal gallbladder sizes in children

Title
Sonographic measurements of normal gallbladder sizes in children
Authors
Yoo J.-H.Kwak H.-J.Lee M.-J.Suh J.-S.Rhee C.-S.
Ewha Authors
이정식서정수유정현
SCOPUS Author ID
이정식scopusscopus; 서정수scopusscopus; 유정현scopus
Issue Date
2003
Journal Title
Journal of Clinical Ultrasound
ISSN
0091-2751JCR Link
Citation
vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 80 - 84
Indexed
SCI; SCIE; SCOPUS WOS scopus
Abstract
Purpose. Our goal was to establish the range of sonographic measurements of normal gallbladders in children. Methods. Six hundred ten children aged 0-16 years (male:female ratio, 1.5:1) with normal clinical and laboratory findings were included in this study. The sonographic parameters were the length, width, and calculated volume of the gallbladder, and the clinical parameters were the age, height, weight, and body surface area of the children. Statistical significance was determined through correlation and regression analyses. Results. The length of the gallbladder showed significant positive correlations with age (r=0.65), height (r= 0.67), weight (r= 0.63), and body surface area (r= 0.65; p < 0.01). The calculated volume of the gallbladder also showed moderate correlations with age (r = 0.53), height (r = 0.55), weight (r = 0.61), and body surface area (r= 0.57; p < 0.01). The gallbladder width showed modest but significant correlations with age (r= 0.48), height (r= 0.53), weight (r= 0.53), and body surface area (r = 0.55; p < 0.01). The highest correlation coefficients were found between the gallbladder length and subject age (r= 0.65; p < 0.01) and between the gallbladder length and subject height (r= 0.67; p < 0.01). For all correlations, statistical significance remained after regression analysis (p < 0.01). Conclusions. Values for the size of the normal pediatric gallbladder are defined and will be helpful in the diagnosis of gallbladder abnormalities. © 2003 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
DOI
10.1002/jcu.10136
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