Weakness after gastric bypass

C. G. Chang, T. S. Helling, Whitney Black, M. M. Rymer

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Abstract

Two patients underwent gastric bypasses and had uneventful hospital courses. In the early postoperative periods, both developed severe, protracted vomiting, weakness, and hyporeflexia. After thorough laboratory and clinical evaluations by neurologists, the patients were diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome, although there were many atypical features. The clinical presentations of these patients are very similar to case reports of nutritional polyneuropathy associated with gastric partitioning. This paper addresses the difficulties of differentiating these two diagnoses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)592-597
Number of pages6
JournalObesity Surgery
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Bariatric surgery
  • Gastric bypass
  • Guillain-Barré syndrome
  • Morbid obesity
  • Nutritional polyneuropathy
  • Vitamin deficiency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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Chang, C. G., Helling, T. S., Black, W., & Rymer, M. M. (2002). Weakness after gastric bypass. Obesity Surgery, 12(4), 592-597. https://doi.org/10.1381/096089202762252415

Weakness after gastric bypass. / Chang, C. G.; Helling, T. S.; Black, Whitney; Rymer, M. M.

In: Obesity Surgery, Vol. 12, No. 4, 2002, p. 592-597.

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Chang, CG, Helling, TS, Black, W & Rymer, MM 2002, 'Weakness after gastric bypass', Obesity Surgery, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 592-597. https://doi.org/10.1381/096089202762252415
Chang CG, Helling TS, Black W, Rymer MM. Weakness after gastric bypass. Obesity Surgery. 2002;12(4):592-597. https://doi.org/10.1381/096089202762252415
Chang, C. G. ; Helling, T. S. ; Black, Whitney ; Rymer, M. M. / Weakness after gastric bypass. In: Obesity Surgery. 2002 ; Vol. 12, No. 4. pp. 592-597.
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