Clinical Research
Copyright ©2008 The WJG Press and Baishideng.
World J Gastroenterol. Jun 28, 2008; 14(24): 3841-3848
Published online Jun 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3841
Table 5 Liver transit time and distribution in stages of the patients with the per-rectal portal shunt index lower than 10%
Per-rectal shunt indexMean value of liver transit time (s)
EtiologyNumber of patients (n)Stage in our classification
Right lobLeft lobe
< 5%24-38Stage 0
2528viral10Stage 1a
3124alcoholic6Stage 1b
31.529viral7Stage 1c
viral + alcoholic4
5%-10%19.513Stage 2