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      Gastrectomy and Osteomalacia: An Association Not to Be Forgotten

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          Metabolic bone disease due to calcium and vitamin D malabsorption is a well-defined consequence of gastrectomy and to a lesser extent of pancreatic insufficiency. The diversity of its presentation, however, can be misleading, resulting in delayed diagnosis or a thorough investigation for possible underlying neoplasias being undertaken. We describe the case of a man with partial gastrectomy and pancreatectomy with osteomalacia and secondary hyperparathyroidism.

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          Journal
          HRE
          Horm Res Paediatr
          10.1159/issn.1663-2818
          Hormone Research in Paediatrics
          S. Karger AG
          1663-2818
          1663-2826
          1999
          July 2000
          13 July 2000
          : 52
          : 6
          : 295-297
          Affiliations
          Department of Medicine, Endocrine Unit, University of Ioannina, Greece
          Article
          23499 Horm Res 1999;52:295–297
          10.1159/000023499
          10965211
          © 2000 S. Karger AG, Basel

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