Role of abdominal CT in predicting the diagnosis of insulin resistant diabetes abbreviated title:Diagnosing insulin resistant diabetes on abdominal CT


We report a diagnosis of diabetes type 2 suggested by diffuse omental infiltration seen on computed tomography which resolved following treatment. There have been reports of increased macrophage infiltration in the omental fat of diabetic patients which we believe is identifiable by CT. To our knowledge, the diagnosis of diabetes with CT has not yet been reported. Diabetes type 2 is commonly a clinical diagnosis. However, undiagnosed diabetic patients may present with nonspecific manifestations and CT may be ordered as part of the initial evaluation. We present a case in which diabetes type 2 was suggested by diffuse omental infiltration.

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Tan, C. , Vade, A. , Orrico, J. , Griauzde, J. , Demos, T. , Mazhari, A. and Emanuele, M. (2013) Role of abdominal CT in predicting the diagnosis of insulin resistant diabetes abbreviated title:Diagnosing insulin resistant diabetes on abdominal CT. Case Reports in Clinical Medicine, 2, 432-435. doi: 10.4236/crcm.2013.27113.

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