Evaluation of risk for esophageal varices by transient elastometry (Fibroscan ® ) in patients with liver cirrhosis and HIV- and HCV-infection

M.K. Mausolf, M. Berger, J. Breitkreutz, J. Hartikainen, U. Joppek, H. Stocker, C. Weber, K. Arastéh & P. Ingiliz
Objectives: To evaluate the risk for esophageal varices in patients with end-stage liver disease by transient elastometry (Fibroscan®). Methods: Patients of our outpatient liver unit with Fibroscan® values higher than 12.5 kPa underwent esophago-gastro-duodenoscopy. An interval of 12 months[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]