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, 29 (4), 279-81

[Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome: Malignant Tumour as Triggering Factor]

[Article in Spanish]
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Case Reports

[Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome: Malignant Tumour as Triggering Factor]

[Article in Spanish]
J Guisado et al. Actas Esp Psiquiatr.

Abstract

Gastrectomy, alcoholism and malignant tumour are three predisponing risk factors for the development of Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. We described the clinical case of a patient with history of alcoholism that developed Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome 30 years after undergoing gastrectomy. This patient had, in the last year, a diagnostic for prostatic adenocarcinoma and changes in dietary habits. We presented the clinical and neuropathological features of the Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. As well as some aspects in the treatment and prognosis.

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