Research Article

The clinical estimation of liver size: a comparison of techniques and an analysis of the source of error.

Br Med J 1976; 2 doi: (Published 30 October 1976) Cite this as: Br Med J 1976;2:1042
  1. S Sullivan,
  2. N Krasner,
  3. R Williams


    The clinical estimation of liver size using radioisotope scintiscans as a standard of reference has been shown to be very inaccurate. The main source of error is in the location of the upper border of the liver. Physical characteristics of the patients influence this measurement.