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Gastrointestinal Manifestations of Diabetes Mellitus: Spectrum of Imaging Findings

Elsayes, Khaled M. MD; Menias, Christine O. MD; Sierra, Lina MD; Dillman, Jonathan R. MD; Platt, Joel F. MD

Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography: January/February 2009 - Volume 33 - Issue 1 - pp 86-89
doi: 10.1097/RCT.0b013e3181626871
Abdominal Imaging: Review Article

Diabetes mellitus is the most common multisystemic endocrine disorder. It can be complicated by several serious gastrointestinal manifestations that can be depicted by a variety of imaging methods. This article reviews the most commonly depicted gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary findings in patients with diabetes mellitus. These findings include motor dysfunction, biliary stasis with cholelithiasis and emphysematous cholecystitis, and fatty infiltration of the liver and pancreas.

From the *Department of Radiology, University of Michigan Health Center System, Ann Arbor, MI; and †Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University, St Louis, MO.

Received for publication August 3, 2007; accepted September 8, 2007.

Reprints: Khaled M. Elsayes, MD, Department of Radiology, University of Michigan Health Center System, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0030 (e-mail: kelsayes@med.umich.edu).

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