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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 316-318

Oxalate nephropathy: An important cause of renal failure after bariatric surgery


Department of Nephrology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

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S P Nagaraju
Unit 309, 1833 Riverside Drive Ottawa, ON, K1G 0E8
Canada
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-4065.114493

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Obesity is a major public health issue all over the world. Bariatric surgery is increasingly becoming popular as a surgical treatment for morbid obesity. Nephrologists need to be aware of possible renal complications after bariatric surgery. We report a 54-year-old male patient who presented with progressive worsening of renal function following a duodenal switch procedure for morbid obesity, and he was found to have oxalate nephropathy on renal biopsy.






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