Jejunoileal bypass: A reversible cause of dementia

A. F. Reynolds, H. V. Villar, A. W. Kasniak

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Neurological complications consisting of recent memory loss, visuospatial disorientation, and poor concentration disabled three patients years after a jejunoileal bypass for morbid obesity. The metabolic evaluation and computed tomography gave normal results. The neurological dysfunction cleared completely after reconstruction of the normal intestinal anatomy. Neurological recovery was documented by formal neuropsychological testing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)153-156
Number of pages4
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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