Obesity Surgery

, Volume 15, Issue 6, pp 890–892

Peripheral Polyneuropathy from Thiamine Deficiency following Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

  • John D Angstadt
  • Richard A Bodziner

DOI: 10.1381/0960892054222759

Cite this article as:
Angstadt, J.D. & Bodziner, R.A. OBES SURG (2005) 15: 890. doi:10.1381/0960892054222759

The neurologic form of beriberi has been described in multiple case reports following bariatric surgery for morbid obesity. Thiamine deficiency occurs due to marked emesis and/or altered absorption secondary to the reconfiguration of the gastrointestinal tract to achieve the malabsorption needed to achieve weight loss. This case report illustrates the typical presentation of a patient after gastric bypass, and highlights the symptoms that bariatric surgeons must detect and reviews the treatment.


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  • John D Angstadt
    • Richard A Bodziner

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