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Table 5 Comparison between non splenectomized and splenectomized thalassemic patients.

From: Gradient-echo magnetic resonance imaging study of pancreatic iron overload in young Egyptian beta-thalassemia major patients and effect of splenectomy

Parameters non splenectomized (8) Splenectomized (32) t* P Sig.
  Mean ± SD Mean ± SD    
Age (yrs) 12.63 ± 3.07 14.34 ± 3.30 1.34 0.19 NS
Duration of disease (yrs) 11.47 ± 3.65 13.50 ± 3.12 1.60 0.12 NS
Serum ferritin (mg/dl) 2374.63 ± 1183.90 2823.22 ± 1346.84 0.86 0.39 NS
Frequency of Blood Transfusion (wk) 3.13 ± 0.64 3.19 ± 0.69 0.23 0.82 NS
  Median IQR Median IQR Z** P Sig.
SIR of liver 0.679 0.451-0.967 0.707 0.273-0.857 -.135 0.89 NS
SIR of pancreas 2.95 2.047-15.562 1.743 1.014-3.211 -2.03 .042 S
  1. *Student t test **Mann-Whitney test; SD, standard deviation; IQR, interquartile range; SIR, signal intensity ratio