The Abdomen and Gastrointestinal Tract: Liver Length in Children



10.1055/b-0034-87956

The Abdomen and Gastrointestinal Tract: Liver Length in Children



Material and Methods


This was a US study in 307 healthy children ( Table 6.5 ). Craniocaudal dimension of the liver on the midclavicular line was determined with ultrasonography ( Fig. 6.5 ).

Fig. 6.5 Craniocaudal dimension of the liver on the midclavicular line was determined with ultrasonography.













































































Table 6.5 Liver length in children


Liver length in midclavicular line (cm)


Age (years)


Number of patients


Mean (SD)


Limits of normal


0–0.25


53


6.4 (1.0)


4.0–9.0


0.25–0.5


40


7.3 (1.1)


4.5–9.5


0.5–0.75


20


7.9 (0.8)


6.0–10.0


1–2.5


18


8.5 (1.0)


6.5–10.5


3–5


27


8.6 (1.2)


6.5–11.5


5–7


30


10.0 (1.4)


7.0–12.5


7–9


38


10.5 (1.1)


7.5–13.0


9–11


30


10.5 (1.2)


7.5–13.5


11–13


16


11.5 (1.4)


8.5–14.0


13–15


23


11.8 (1.5)


8.5–14.0


15–17


12


12.1 (1.2)


9.5–14.5


SD, standard deviation.


Reproduced from Konus OL, Ozdemir A, Akkaya A, Erbas G, Celik H, Isik S. Normal liver, spleen, and kidney dimensions in neonates, infants, and children: evaluation with sonography. AJR Am J Roentgenol 1998;171:1693–1698. Reprinted with permission of American Journal of Roentgenology.

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