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FOLLOW UP IN LARGE BOWEL RESECTIONS: WERNICKE-KORSAKOFF’S SYNDROME

M. Lo Gatto, C. Staffieri, Y. Macchitella, F. Varrone, G. Tamo Tamo, G. Marzocca
  • M. Lo Gatto
    Unità Operativa Autonoma di Chirurgia Gastroenterologica, Dipartimento di Chirurgia Generale e Spec. Chirurgiche, Università di Siena, Italy
  • C. Staffieri
    Unità Operativa Autonoma di Chirurgia Gastroenterologica, Dipartimento di Chirurgia Generale e Spec. Chirurgiche, Università di Siena, Italy
  • Y. Macchitella
    Unità Operativa Autonoma di Chirurgia Gastroenterologica, Dipartimento di Chirurgia Generale e Spec. Chirurgiche, Università di Siena, Italy
  • F. Varrone
    Unità Operativa Autonoma di Chirurgia Gastroenterologica, Dipartimento di Chirurgia Generale e Spec. Chirurgiche, Università di Siena, Italy
  • G. Tamo Tamo
    Unità Operativa Autonoma di Chirurgia Gastroenterologica, Dipartimento di Chirurgia Generale e Spec. Chirurgiche, Università di Siena, Italy
  • G. Marzocca
    Unità Operativa Autonoma di Chirurgia Gastroenterologica, Dipartimento di Chirurgia Generale e Spec. Chirurgiche, Università di Siena, Italy | marzocca@unisi.it

Abstract

Introduction. The main complication of large bowel resection is the malabsorption syndrome, a rare form of which is the syndrome of Wernicke-Korsakoff. Patients and Methods. B.E. following gastro-entero anastomosis develops Syndrome Wernicke-Korsakoff characterized by progressive state of disorientation, fixity of gaze, dysphoria. Results. Syndrome Wernicke-Korsacoff is linked to a deficiency of thiamin (also known as vitamin B1). Conclusions. In the follow up of patients who underwent a large bowel resection will be important to carry out systematic blood tests that can detect any frameworks-megaloblastic anemia macrocytosis deficiency vit. B12, iron deficiency, hypomagnesaemia, hypocalcemia, ipodisprotidemy. In the follow up of patients who underwent a large bowel resection will be important to carry out systematic blood tests that can detect any frameworks-megaloblastic anemia macrocytosis deficiency vit. B12, iron deficiency, hypomagnesaemia, hypocalcemia,ipodisprotidemy.

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