December 2012
Acta Medica Transilvanica;dec2012, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p73
Academic Journal
Measuring spleen vessels velocities involves a high degree of difficulty in children because of the poor cooperation often encountered in current practice and of the small size caliber of these vessels. The study aims at measuring the velocities on the splenic artery, portal vein and splenic vein, calculating the maximum values in age dynamics, as well as at establishing certain relations with the children's age and gender. The study batch comprises 158 children (79 boys and 79 girls) aged between one and 17 years old, residing in the county of Sibiu and ran from January 2008-March 2009 in the Diagnostic and Treatment Centre - "Gensan" SRL, "Astra" Private Clinic, in the city of Sibiu. The results showed that the velocities recorded in the splenic vein and artery are related to the length, transverse diameter of the spleen and to the increase in the child's age; the velocities recorded in the portal vein of children and adolescents increase with age and are related to the velocities in the splenic vein without gender differences. Establishing the velocities of the splenic hilum vessels represents a useful investigation in the morphofunctional assessment of the spleen in children.


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