Sonographic measurement of splenic length in children at Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital

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H F Wulandari
Kemas Firman

Abstract

Objectives The aim of this study was to determine the 10 th and
90 th percentiles and medians of normal splenic lengths of Indone-
sian children at Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital by ultrasonogra-
phy using a method introduced by Rosenberg et al .
Methods The maximum splenic length was obtained in longitudi-
nal coronal plane with the splenic hilum visualized. The age of the
patients were recorded. The medians and 10 th and 90 th percen-
tiles for each age group were determined.
Results Sixty-nine boys and 46 girls were examined at our institu-
tion. The youngest subject was one month old and the oldest was
15 years old. The 10 th percentile, median, and 90 th percentile
splenic length in the 1-3 months age group were 3.421 cm, 3.795
cm, and 4.343 cm, respectively. In the 3-6 month age group these
measurements were 3.689 cm, 4.29 cm, and 5.094 cm, respec-
tively; in the 6-12 month age group 4.016 cm, 4.72 cm, and 5.366
cm, respectively; in the 1-2 years age group 4.558 cm, 5.04 cm,
and 5.502 cm, respectively; in the 2-4 year age group 5.151 cm,
6.225 cm, and 6.816 cm, respectively; in the 4-6 year age group
5.774 cm, 6.415 cm, and 7.82 cm, respectively; in the 6-8 year age
group 6.077 cm, 7.505 cm, and 8.228 cm, respectively; in the 8-10
years age group 6.354 cm, 7.77 cm, and 8.602 cm, respectively;
in the 10-12 years age group 6.354 cm, 7.77 cm, and 8.602 cm,
respectively; and in the 12-15 year age group 7.934 cm, 9 cm, and
9.919 cm, respectively. In all age groups, the 10 th percentiles,
medians, and 90 th percentiles were smaller than those of Ameri-
can children as reported by Rosenberg et al.
Conclusion The normal splenic lengths of Indonesian children
are smaller than those of American children as reported by
Rosenberg et al.

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Wulandari H, Firman K. Sonographic measurement of splenic length in children at Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital. PI [Internet]. 10Oct.2016 [cited 22Nov.2019];45(3):123-. Available from: https://paediatricaindonesiana.org/index.php/paediatrica-indonesiana/article/view/817
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H F Wulandari

Department of Child Health, Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital,
University of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Kemas Firman

Department of Child Health, Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital,
University of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Received 2016-10-06
Accepted 2016-10-06
Published 2016-10-10

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