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Abstract #1866

Pancreatic fat fraction is a marker of altered glucidic metabolism in thalassemia major

Antonella Meloni1, Mario Nobile2, Laura Pistoia1, Vincenzo Positano1, Emanuele Grassedonio2, Petra Keilberg1, Costanza Bosi3, Luciana Rigoli4, Giulia Guerrini5, Alessandra De Mitrio6, Massimo Midiri2, and Alessia Pepe1
1MRI Unit, Fondazione G. Monasterio CNR-Regione Toscana, Pisa, Italy, 2Policlinico "Paolo Giaccone", Palermo, Italy, 3Ospedale “G. Da Saliceto”, Piacenza, Italy, 4Policlinico "G. Martino", Messina, Italy, 5P.O. Misericordia Grosseto, Grosseto, Italy, 6A.S.L. di Bari, Bari, Italy

Pancreatic fat fraction should be included in the routine MRI examination of thalassemia major patients and employed as an index of increased risk for development of impaired glucose tolerance and overt diabetes mellitus.

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