Wernicke's encephalopathy after vertical banded gastroplasty for morbid obesity.

@article{Seehra1996WernickesEA,
  title={Wernicke's encephalopathy after vertical banded gastroplasty for morbid obesity.},
  author={Harpreet K Seehra and N Macdermott and R G Lascelles and T. Vincent Taylor},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={1996},
  volume={312 7028},
  pages={434}
}
Thiamine deficiency is known to lead to certain neurological sequelae including Wernicke- Korsakoff encephalopathy. Signs attributable to this condition include ataxia, ophthalmoplegia, nystagmus, and mental confusion. Recognised predisposing conditions include alcoholism gastric carcinoma, pyloric obstruction, hyperemesis gravidarum, and prolonged intravenous feeding. We have recently encountered two cases of Wernicke's encephalopathy after vertical banded gastroplasty for morbid obesity… CONTINUE READING