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Wernicke's encephalopathy after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.
Obes Surg. 2004 Sep; 14(8):1135-7.OS

Abstract

Complications of bariatric operations include the development of nutritional deficiencies. If protracted vomiting is added, severe vitamin depletion could arise such as thiamine deficiency, resulting in the development of Wernicke's encephalopathy (WE). This article describes the rapid onset of WE in a 6-week postoperative morbidly obese woman. Because the occurrence of micronutrient deficiencies is infrequent, although reports are increasing, symptoms may be misdiagnosed leading to possible irreversible effects on the central nervous system. The importance of a prompt diagnosis of this serious complication and of adequate therapy is emphasized.

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Department of Digestive Surgery, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15479607

Citation

Escalona, Alex, et al. "Wernicke's Encephalopathy After Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass." Obesity Surgery, vol. 14, no. 8, 2004, pp. 1135-7.
Escalona A, Pérez G, León F, et al. Wernicke's encephalopathy after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Obes Surg. 2004;14(8):1135-7.
Escalona, A., Pérez, G., León, F., Volaric, C., Mellado, P., Ibáñez, L., & Guzmán, S. (2004). Wernicke's encephalopathy after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Obesity Surgery, 14(8), 1135-7.
Escalona A, et al. Wernicke's Encephalopathy After Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. Obes Surg. 2004;14(8):1135-7. PubMed PMID: 15479607.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Wernicke's encephalopathy after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. AU - Escalona,Alex, AU - Pérez,Gustavo, AU - León,Francisca, AU - Volaric,Catherine, AU - Mellado,Patricio, AU - Ibáñez,Luis, AU - Guzmán,Sergio, PY - 2004/10/14/pubmed PY - 2005/1/12/medline PY - 2004/10/14/entrez SP - 1135 EP - 7 JF - Obesity surgery JO - Obes Surg VL - 14 IS - 8 N2 - Complications of bariatric operations include the development of nutritional deficiencies. If protracted vomiting is added, severe vitamin depletion could arise such as thiamine deficiency, resulting in the development of Wernicke's encephalopathy (WE). This article describes the rapid onset of WE in a 6-week postoperative morbidly obese woman. Because the occurrence of micronutrient deficiencies is infrequent, although reports are increasing, symptoms may be misdiagnosed leading to possible irreversible effects on the central nervous system. The importance of a prompt diagnosis of this serious complication and of adequate therapy is emphasized. SN - 0960-8923 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15479607/Wernicke's_encephalopathy_after_Roux_en_Y_gastric_bypass_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1381/0960892041975523 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -