We report the occurrence of neurologic complications in 23 patients who underwent gastric restriction surgery for the treatment of morbid obesity. Complications occurred 3 to 20 months after surgery. All the patients had had protracted vomiting for the first 3 months after the operation. The following syndromes were found: chronic or subacute symmetric… (More)
O n t h e 6 t h p o s t o p e r a t i v e d a y t h e p a t i e n t s t a r t e d t o h a v e f l a t u s , a n d o n t h e 7 t h d a y h e h a d n o r m a l s t o o l .
Linear brain parameters were measured by CT in 19 patients with morbid obesity (mean weight 126.4 +/- 20.5 kg) and 20 age and sex matched normal weight subjects (mean weight 62.6 +/- 14.9 kg). Ventricular parameters were slightly smaller and cortical parameters were slightly larger in the preoperative obese than in control subjects. However, only the four… (More)