Sonographic gallbladder wall thickness in normal adult population in Nigeria

SA Journal of Radiology

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Title Sonographic gallbladder wall thickness in normal adult population in Nigeria
Creator Mohammed, S Tahir, A Ahidjo, A Mustapha, Z O, Franza
Subject Radiology;Anatomy Key words: Ultrasonography, gallbladder wall thickness, adults.
Description Aim. The aim of the study was to determine the ultrasonic gallbladder wall thickness in normal adult Nigerians so as to create standards for defining gallbladder abnormalities in Nigerians.
Method. Four hundred adults comprising 228 (57%) women and 172 (43%) men aged 16 - 78 years, who had normal clinical history and physical findings, were recruited. The gallbladder wall thickness was obtained in the supine, prone and right anterior oblique positions. Differences in gallbladder wall thickness were determined using the chi-square test, while the relationship between the ultrasound-measured gallbladder wall thickness and the subjects’ age, sex, height and weight were analysed using the Pearson product moment correlation. Normal ranges and related statistics were estimated and tabulated according to age group and sex.
Results. The mean age of the subjects was 32±13.2 years. The mean gallbladder wall thickness range was 1.8 - 2.8 mm±0.5mm. The thickness range for females was 1.7 - 2.7 mm±0.5 mm, and that for males was 1.9 - 2.9 mm±0.5 mm. There was a statistically significant difference (p
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2010-12-07
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Prospective study
Format application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/sajr.v14i4.450
Source South African Journal of Radiology; Vol 14, No 4 (2010); 84 2078-6778 1027-202X
Language eng
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Coverage North-Eastern Nigeria
Rights Copyright (c) 2010 S Mohammed, A Tahir, A Ahidjo, Z Mustapha, Franza O