Wernicke encephalopathy after gastrointestinal surgery for cancer: causes of diagnostic failure or delay.


Wernicke encephalopathy (WE) is a neurological emergency due to thiamine deficiency. We aimed to identify clinical course and causes of diagnostic delay or failure of WE in a group of patients who underwent surgery for gastrointestinal tumors. A retrospective review of clinical, laboratory, neuroimaging, and therapeutic features of 10 patients with WE… (More)
DOI: 10.3109/00207454.2010.544430


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