Obesity Surgery

, Volume 13, Issue 4, pp 661–662 | Cite as

Rapid Onset of Wernicke's Encephalopathy following Gastric Restrictive Surgery

  • Eva Solá
  • Carlos Morillas
  • Sandra Garzón
  • José Manuel Ferrer
  • Javier Martín
  • Antonio Hernández-Mijares
Article

A patient with severe vomiting following gastric banding developed Wernicke's encephalopathy. All neurological disorders disappeared with thiamine treatment. This complication may be prevented by keen awareness, early diagnosis and treatment, in patients with persistent vomiting. Vitamin and mineral supplementation must be taken in patients following bariatric surgery.

WERNICKE'S ENCEPHALOPATHY MORBID OBESITY BARIATRIC SURGERY THIAMINE DEFICIENCY VOMITING 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eva Solá
    • Carlos Morillas
      • Sandra Garzón
        • José Manuel Ferrer
          • Javier Martín
            • Antonio Hernández-Mijares

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