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Table 4 Sensitivity and specificity of selected physical findings reported in a single study.

From: A systematic review of the diagnostic accuracy of physical examination for the detection of cirrhosis

FINDING FIRST AUTHOR SENSITIVITY 95%Cl SPECIFICITY 95%Cl
Facial telangectasia Hamberg 0.82 0.68–0.91 0.92 0.88–0.95
Gynaecomastia Hamberg 0.18 0.09–0.32 0.97 0.94–0.99
Irregular liver surface Marmo 0.52 0.46–0.58 0.93 0.87–0.97
Parotidomegaly Schenker 0.13 0.04–0.32 1.00 0.89–1.00
Peripheral edema Hamberg 0.24 0.14–0.39 0.91 0.87–0.94
Sharp liver edge Zoli 0.49 0.37–0.60 0.21 0.11–0.36
Tender liver Schenker 0.33 0.18–0.53 0.65 0.45–0.80
Testicular atrophy Hamberg 0.18 0.09–0.32 0.97 0.94–0.99
Thick liver edge Zoli 0.51 0.40–0.63 0.79 0.64–0.89
White nails Hamberg 0.43 0.29–0.58 0.98 0.95–0.99