Myelo-optico-neuropathy in copper deficiency occurring after partial gastrectomy

  title={Myelo-optico-neuropathy in copper deficiency occurring after partial gastrectomy},
  author={M. Spinazzi and F. Lazzari and B. Tavolato and C. Angelini and R. Manara and M. Armani},
  journal={Journal of Neurology},
  • M. Spinazzi, F. Lazzari, +3 authors M. Armani
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Neurology
  • Acquired copper deficiency has recently been recognized as a cause of myeloneuropathy mimicking subacute combined degeneration due to vitamin B-12 deficiency. A remote history of gastric surgery is frequently associated with this syndrome. However, the very limited prevalence of severe copper deficiency in patients with a history of gastric surgery suggests that additional contributing factors are likely to be involved. We describe a patient with copper deficiency and a previous Billroth II… CONTINUE READING
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