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Table 3 Comparison between the study groups (I and II) as regards EGD findings

From: Diagnostic accuracy of serum endothelin-1 in patients with HCC on top of liver cirrhosis

  Group I Group II P value Endothelin-1 level (mean ± SD) P value
EGD
Findings
  13.3% 10.0% < 0.001 4.705 ± 1.3 0.002
Grade 2 varices 20.0% 20.0% 6.150 ± 1.7
Grade 3 varices 23.3% 50.0% 5.505 ± 2.22
Grade 4 varices 13.3% 0.0% 7.725 ± 1.56
Mild PHG 16.7% 10.0% 4.307 ± 2.24
Not done 13.3% 10.0%  
  1. EGD esophago-gastro-duodenoscopy, PHG portal hypertensive gastropathy
  2. Bold values indicate significance