A rare complication of adjustable gastric banding: Wernicke's encephalopathy

Bozbora A., Coskun H., Ozarmagan S., Erbil Y., Ozbey N., Orhan Y.

OBESITY SURGERY, vol.10, no.3, pp.274-275, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1381/096089200321643610
  • Journal Name: OBESITY SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.274-275
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


Background: Wernicke's encephalopathy is an uncommon complication seen after morbid obesity surgery. Neurological and cardiac symptoms can occur. Early and adequate replacement of thiamin is crucial.