Ataxia and Weakness after Sleeve Gastrectomy: A Case Report

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Ataxia and Weakness after Sleeve Gastrectomy: A Case Report

July 5, 2021 Medicine and Medical Science 0

As obesity has become a leading cause of a variety of comorbidities, the number of patients undergoing bariatric surgery grows year after year. The number of complications associated with this procedure is on the rise. We present the case of a 32-year-old man who developed ataxia and peripheral polyneuropathy after undergoing a sleeve gastrectomy, then developed progressive weakness in his extremities within 8 months of surgery and was admitted to the hospital for neurological consultation and care. This unusual neurological complication could have resulted from rapid weight loss and a vitamin deficiency. The case report focuses on the symptoms that bariatric surgeons should look for and how they can be treated.

Author (S) Details

Rajish Sanjit Kumar Shil
Department of Internal Medicine, Ras‑Al‑Khaimah Medical and Health Sciences University, RAK College of Medical Sciences, United Arab Emirates.

Ammar Fadhil Alomar
Department of Neurology, Ibrahim Bin Hamad Obaidallah Hospital, Ras?Al?Khaimah, United Arab Emirates.

Mohammad Rashid Farooqui
Department of Internal Medicine, Ras Al Khaimah Medical and Health Sciences University, RAK College of Medical Sciences, United Arab Emirates.

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