Is a fatty pancreas a banal lesion?

  title={Is a fatty pancreas a banal lesion?},
  author={A. Smereczyński and Katarzyna Kołaczyk},
  journal={Journal of Ultrasonography},
  pages={273 - 280}
So far, a fatty pancreas has been related to obesity and the ageing processes in the body. The current list of pathogenetic factors of the condition is clearly extended with genetically conditioned diseases (cystic fibrosis, Shwachman-Diamond syndrome and Johanson-Blizzard syndrome), pancreatitis, especially hereditary and obstructive, metabolic and hormonal disorders (hypertriglyceridemia, hypercholesterolemia, hyperinsulinemia and hypercortisolemia), alcohol overuse, taking some medicines… Expand
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1II Department of Radiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Medical University of Gdansk, Gdansk, Poland; 2Department of Biology and Pharmaceutical Botany, Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University ofExpand
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