Gastrointestinal cerrahi sonrasi gelişen wernicke ensefalopatisi: konvansiyonel ve difüzyon MRG bulgulari

Translated title of the contribution: Wernicke’s encephalopathy following Gastrointestinal surgery MRI and DWI findings

Betül Kizildağ, Arzu Canan, Halil Murat Şen, Şükrü Taş, Öztekin Çikman, Emine Dağistan

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Wernicke’s encephalopathy (WE) is a neurologic disorder resulting from thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency characterised by the ocular signs, altered consciousness and ataxia. It is usually associated with chronic alcohol abuse. Recently, it emerged as a complication following bariatric surgery. The classical clinical triad occurs in a small group of patients, and early replacement of thiamine is an important prognostic factor. Hence, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is useful to support the diagnosis. In this case, we report MRI and diffusion weighted imaging findings of WE in a patient without history of alcoholism after gastrointestinal surgery.

Translated title of the contributionWernicke’s encephalopathy following Gastrointestinal surgery MRI and DWI findings
Original languageTurkish
Pages (from-to)84-86
Number of pages3
JournalTurk Noroloji Dergisi
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Thiamine
  • Wernicke’s encephalopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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