Wernicke Encephalopathy: a Future Problem Even After Sleeve Gastrectomy? A Systematic Literature Review.

Kröll, Dino; Laimer, Markus; Borbély, Yves Michael; Laederach, Kurt; Candinas, Daniel; Nett, Philipp C. (2016). Wernicke Encephalopathy: a Future Problem Even After Sleeve Gastrectomy? A Systematic Literature Review. Obesity surgery, 26(1), pp. 205-212. Springer 10.1007/s11695-015-1927-9

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Wernicke encephalopathy (WE) is a serious complication of bariatric surgery with significant morbidity and mortality. A few cases have been reported in the literature, mainly in patients after a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Since sleeve gastrectomy (SG) has become a more established and popular bariatric procedure, WE is expected to appear more frequently after SG. We performed a literature review on WE after SG, and 13 cases have been found to be sufficiently documented. The risk of WE needs to be considered in patients with a prolonged vomiting episode and any type of neurological symptoms, independent of the presence of any surgical complications.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Review Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gastro-intestinal, Liver and Lung Disorders (DMLL) > Clinic of Visceral Surgery and Medicine > Visceral Surgery
04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > BioMedical Research (DBMR) > DBMR Forschung Mu35 > Forschungsgruppe Viszeralchirurgie
04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > BioMedical Research (DBMR) > DBMR Forschung Mu35 > Forschungsgruppe Viszeralchirurgie

04 Faculty of Medicine > Other Institutions > Teaching Staff, Faculty of Medicine
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Clinical Nutrition

UniBE Contributor:

Kröll, Dino; Laimer, Markus; Borbély, Yves Michael; Laederach, Kurt; Candinas, Daniel and Nett, Philipp C.

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0960-8923

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Lilian Karin Smith-Wirth

Date Deposited:

07 Apr 2016 16:32

Last Modified:

11 May 2016 22:28

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s11695-015-1927-9

PubMed ID:

26476834

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Bariatric surgery; Morbid obesity; Sleeve gastrectomy; Thiamine deficiency; Wernicke encephalopathy

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.77502

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/77502

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