Metabolic bone disease after gastric bypass surgery for obesity.

  title={Metabolic bone disease after gastric bypass surgery for obesity.},
  author={Claudio De Prisco and Steven N Levine},
  journal={The American journal of the medical sciences},
  volume={329 2},
BACKGROUND The popularity of gastric bypass surgery for treatment of morbid obesity has been increasing in recent years. Osteomalacia and osteoporosis are commonly observed in patients who have had partial gastric resections for treatment of peptic ulcer disease. Recently, we encountered four patients with previous gastric bypass surgery who had metabolic bone disease similar to that reported in the older literature in patients who had partial gastrectomies. METHODS Review of clinical data of… CONTINUE READING


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