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Desmoid tumors are characterized by proliferation of fibroblastic cells that arise from the fascia or aponeurosis of muscle. They are most commonly found in the abdomen of adults, arising from the anterior abdominal wall, mesentery, or retroperitoneum. At sonography, desmoids have variable echogenicity, with smooth, well-defined margins. On(More)
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of surgically induced weight loss on energy, substrate and protein metabolism of morbidly obese patients.DESIGN: A prospective, clinical intervention study of morbidly obese patients before and after surgical treatment.SUBJECTS: Eight morbidly obese patients (BMI 47.88±7.03).METHODS: Total energy expenditure (TEE; doubly(More)
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