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Wernicke's encephalopathy after vertical banded gastroplasty for morbid obesity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8601118     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Thiamine deficiency is known to lead to certain neurological sequelae including Wernicke- Korsakoff encephalopathy. Signs attributable to this condition include ataxia, ophthalmoplegia, nystagmus, and mental confusion. Recognised predisposing conditions include alcoholism gastric carcinoma, pyloric obstruction, hyperemesis gravidarum, and prolonged intravenous feeding. We have recently encountered two cases of Wernicke's encephalopathy after vertical banded gastroplasty for morbid obesity . Other neurological sequelae are recognised after vertical banded gastroplasty, including Guillain-Barre syndrome, psychosis, and pseudoathetosis, but the causes are multifactorial.
H Seehra; N MacDermott; R G Lascelles; T V Taylor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ (Clinical research ed.)     Volume:  312     ISSN:  0959-8138     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ     Publication Date:  1996 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-05-06     Completed Date:  1996-05-06     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8900488     Medline TA:  BMJ     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  434     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Surgery, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Food, Formulated
Gastroplasty / adverse effects*
Middle Aged
Obesity, Morbid / surgery
Wernicke Encephalopathy / etiology*,  prevention & control
Comment In:
BMJ. 1996 May 11;312(7040):1226   [PMID:  8634578 ]

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