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A Study of Liver Span in Normal Newborn Infant.

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1985;28(6):534-537.
Published online June 30, 1985.
A Study of Liver Span in Normal Newborn Infant.
Byung Ryul Choi, Chun Dong Kim, Hyun Mo Koo, Yong Hoon Park, Han Ku Moon, Jin Gon Jun, Jeong Ok Hah
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Taegu, Korea
정상 신생아의 간 크기 측정에 대한 연구
최병렬, 김춘동, 구현모, 박용훈, 문한구, 전진곤, 하정옥
영남대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
Liver size was measured in 100 healthy newborn infants of gestational ages 38 to 42 weeks who were born at the Yeungnam University Hospital. The liver span was determined by measuring the distance between the percussed upper and palpated lower liver borders along the mid clavicular line (P-P method). The mean liver span was 4.6±0.3 cm. Liver span measured by P-P method showed a high correlation (r=0,75) with measurement derived from percussion on both borders. Measurement of liver projection below the costal margin showed a moderate correlation with liver spans measured by above two methods. The mean liver span was not correlated with height, weight and chest circumferance and there was no sexual difference in liver span.
Key Words: Liver span, Newborn

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