[A new treatment: bariatric surgery; a new complication: Wernicke-Korsakoff encephalopathy].

Abstract

INTRODUCTION Bariatric surgery has peripheral or central neurological complications in 5-10% of patients. CASE We report the case of a 39-year-old man with metabolic syndrome who underwent gastric by-pass surgery and then lost 40 kg over a period of 2.5 months. He subsequently developed symptoms suggestive of Wernicke-Korsakoff encephalopathy, secondary… (More)

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