The role of magnetic resonance imaging in the evaluation of transfusional iron overload in myelodysplastic syndromes

@inproceedings{Petrou2015TheRO,
  title={The role of magnetic resonance imaging in the evaluation of transfusional iron overload in myelodysplastic syndromes},
  author={Emmanouil I Petrou and Sophie I Mavrogeni and Vasiliki Karali and Genovefa D. Kolovou and Marie-Christine Kyrtsonis and Petros P. Sfikakis and Panayiotis P. Panayiotidis},
  booktitle={Revista brasileira de hematologia e hemoterapia},
  year={2015}
}
Myelodysplastic syndromes represent a group of heterogeneous hematopoietic neoplasms derived from an abnormal multipotent progenitor cell, characterized by a hyperproliferative bone marrow, dysplasia of the cellular hemopoietic elements and ineffective erythropoiesis. Anemia is a common finding in myelodysplastic syndrome patients, and blood transfusions are the only therapeutic option in approximately 40% of cases. The most serious side effect of regular blood transfusion is iron overload… CONTINUE READING
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