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Wernicke's encephalopathy three weeks after sleeve gastrectomy.
Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2014 Sep-Oct; 10(5):992-4.SO

Abstract

Following bariatric surgeries for management of morbid obesity, less nutrients are absorbed, giving rise to complications due to vitamin deficiencies with frequently dramatic consequences. Neurologic complications resulting from folate, vitamin B12, and thiamine deficiencies have been estimated to occur in up to 16% of cases and present within weeks to months following bariatric surgery. Among bariatric surgeries, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass has been the most associated with such deficiencies due to both restrictive and malabsorptive components. Complications are less seen with restrictive surgeries. We report a case of rapid Wernicke's encephalopathy due to a thiamine deficiency in a young female patient following Sleeve gastrectomy (SG).

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, Saint George University Medical Center, University of Balamand, Al-Kurah, North Lebanon.Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, Saint George University Medical Center, University of Balamand, Al-Kurah, North Lebanon.Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Saint George University Medical Center, University of Balamand, Al-Kurah, North Lebanon. Electronic address: saidfarhat@hotmail.com.

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24582417

Citation

Saab, Rawan, et al. "Wernicke's Encephalopathy Three Weeks After Sleeve Gastrectomy." Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases : Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery, vol. 10, no. 5, 2014, pp. 992-4.
Saab R, El Khoury M, Farhat S. Wernicke's encephalopathy three weeks after sleeve gastrectomy. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2014;10(5):992-4.
Saab, R., El Khoury, M., & Farhat, S. (2014). Wernicke's encephalopathy three weeks after sleeve gastrectomy. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases : Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery, 10(5), 992-4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2013.11.016
Saab R, El Khoury M, Farhat S. Wernicke's Encephalopathy Three Weeks After Sleeve Gastrectomy. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2014 Sep-Oct;10(5):992-4. PubMed PMID: 24582417.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Wernicke's encephalopathy three weeks after sleeve gastrectomy. AU - Saab,Rawan, AU - El Khoury,Mansour, AU - Farhat,Said, Y1 - 2013/12/12/ PY - 2013/11/14/received PY - 2013/11/19/revised PY - 2013/11/20/accepted PY - 2014/3/4/entrez PY - 2014/3/4/pubmed PY - 2015/8/4/medline SP - 992 EP - 4 JF - Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery JO - Surg Obes Relat Dis VL - 10 IS - 5 N2 - Following bariatric surgeries for management of morbid obesity, less nutrients are absorbed, giving rise to complications due to vitamin deficiencies with frequently dramatic consequences. Neurologic complications resulting from folate, vitamin B12, and thiamine deficiencies have been estimated to occur in up to 16% of cases and present within weeks to months following bariatric surgery. Among bariatric surgeries, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass has been the most associated with such deficiencies due to both restrictive and malabsorptive components. Complications are less seen with restrictive surgeries. We report a case of rapid Wernicke's encephalopathy due to a thiamine deficiency in a young female patient following Sleeve gastrectomy (SG). SN - 1878-7533 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24582417/Wernicke's_encephalopathy_three_weeks_after_sleeve_gastrectomy_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1550-7289(13)00398-5 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -