Table 2: Association of liver stiffness and clinical parameters of portal hypertension with presence of HRV at gastroscopy. HRV, high risk varices; LRV, low risk varices; LSM, liver stiffness measurement; PSL, platelet count to spleen length; LSP, liver stiffness-spleen length to platelet count ratio score. Values are median (IQR), unless stated otherwise.

VariableAll patients (n = 44)HRV (n = 15)LRV (n = 29)P value

LSM (kPa)8.7 (6.7 – 11.5)8.9 (4.8 – 10.3)8.6 (7.1 – 11.9)0.438

Platelet count (x109)90 (60 – 128) 76 (56 – 99)110 (62 – 132)0.182

Spleen size (cm; mean ± s.d.)17.54 ± 4.1020.48 ± 4.1916.07 ± 3.220.001

PSL5.24 (3.94 – 7.92)4.35 (2.77 – 5.21)6.42 (4.23 – 9.86)0.033

LSP1.41 (1.10 – 2.16)1.78 (1.41 – 2.11)1.27 (0.96 – 3.15)0.300