Qurban Ali Bugti, Hanif Mengal, Irshad Ahmad Khoso.
Pattern of Liver Diseases at Bolan Medical Hospital, Quetta.
Proceeding Shaikh Zayed Postgrad Med Comp Jan ;21(1):31-5.

The objective of the present study was to observe pattern of liver diseases by means of liver biopsy and ultrasound (US) and to assess the accuracy of ultrasound in comparison with biopsy. This prospective study was carried out in Radiology/ ultrasound department of Bolan medical College Hospital Quetta over a period of three years, (January 2004 to January 2007). The major diagnostic tools were ultrasound and biopsy. Histopathological data of 206 patients of all ages including 20 to 75 years was compared with the diagnostic parameters of ultrasound. After trans- abdominal ultrasound, biopsy was taken by Truct, Menghini, Hepafix needle inserted in guidance of ultrasound. The most common disorders were found to be cirrhosis 31.6%, chronic active hepatitis 30.7%, hepatocellular carcinoma 12%, metastatic carcinoma 8%, and other less common disorders.

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