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Uremic leontiasis ossea
  1. Tsung-Jung Liang1,2,
  2. Chien-Wei Huang2,3
  1. 1 Surgery, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  2. 2 School of Medicine, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University—Yangming Campus, Taipei, Taiwan
  3. 3 Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Chien-Wei Huang, Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung 81362, Taiwan; citagun{at}

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  • Contributors T-JL drafted the manuscript. C-WH contributed to patient care and discussion.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.