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Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine ›› 2004, Vol. 2 ›› Issue (3): 175-177.doi: 10.3736/jcim20040306

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Characteristics of sublingual venae in primary liver cancer patients in different clinical stages

Qing Liu1, Xiao-qiang Yue1, Rong-zheng Ren1, Chuan-hong Ma2, Chang-quan Ling1   

  1. 1. Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Changhai Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai 200433, China
    2. Department of Pediatrics, The 88th Hospital of PLA, Tai′an, Shandong Province 271000, China;
  • Online:2004-06-20 Published:2018-10-25

Objective: To explore the characteristics of the sublingual venae in patients with primary liver cancer (PLC). Methods: The shape, color and the red, green and blue values of the sublingual venae were analyzed quantitatively for PLC patients in different clinical stages by analysis system for comprehensive information of tongue diagnosis. Results: With the aggravating of the disease, the patients' sublingual venae became wide and tortuous, and their color became blue and purple. The abnormality of the sublingual venae was more serious in clinical stage III than in stages I and II (P<0.05). Conclusion: The shape, color and abnormality degree of the sublingual venae in patients with PLC in different clinical stages are distinct.

Key words: sublingual venae, primary liver cancer, image processing, computer-assisted

CLC Number: 

  • R735.7

Table 1

Shape and color of sublingual venae in PLC patients in different clinical stages Cases(%)"

Tab 2

Abnormality grades of sublingual venae in PLC patients in different clinical stagesCases(%)"

Clinical stage n Grade 0 GradeⅠ Grade Ⅱ Grade Ⅲ
35 12(34.29) 6(17.14) 7(20.00) 10(28.57)△△
223 45(20.18) 71(31.84) 64(28.70) 43(19.28)△△
74 14(18.92) 14(18.92) 17(22.97) 29(39.19)

Tab 3

RGB values and H value of sublingual venae in PLC patients in different clinical stages (ヌ±S)"

Clinical stage n R G B H
35 144.17±16.99 115.54±18.72 129.31±16.76 35.11±27.14
223 143.33±20.44 111.14±19.93 122.65±20.27 29.02±22.36
74 141.50±19.17 109.17±23.93 121.92±23.33 28.24±22.37
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