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A brown tumor after biliopancreatic diversion for severe obesity.

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A case of a brown tumor due to iatrogenic malabsorption following biliopancreatic diversion (BPD) is presented. A 52 year old women with a history of BPD 2 years before was referred to orthopedic surgery because of a painful lytic lesion of the left ankle. A bone biopsy revealed a giant cell tumor compatible with the diagnosis of a brown tumor. Subsequent metabolic evaluation showed severe 25-hydroxy vitamin D deficiency and secondary hyperparathyroidism (PTH 60 ng/L or twice the upper normal...

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10.1507/endocrj.k08e-199

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Journal:
Endocrine journal
Volume:
56
Issue:
2
Pages:
263-268
Publication date:
2009-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1348-4540
ISSN:
0918-8959
URN:
uuid:ceb0be57-5b6c-41fe-83e3-e7b5523e8a0c
Source identifiers:
215560
Local pid:
pubs:215560

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