Metabolic bone disease with and without osteomalacia after intestinal bypass surgery: a bone histomorphometric study.

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We performed iliac bone histomorphometry after in vivo double tetracycline labeling 3-14 years after intestinal bypass surgery for obesity in 21 patients, selected because of clinical suspicion of metabolic bone disease, and compared the results with those of 40 age-matched normal control subjects. Osteomalacia defined by rigorous kinetic criteria was found… (More)

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