The Egyptian Journal of Neurology, Psychiatry and Neurosurgery (Sep 2022)

Guillain–Barré syndrome variants: a grave complication of bariatric surgery

  • Raseel A. Aljthalin,
  • Alawi A. Al-Attas

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 58, no. 1
pp. 1 – 4


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Abstract Background Guillain–Barré syndrome is an acquired inflammatory disease of the peripheral nervous system. It is the most frequent cause of acute flaccid symmetrical weakness of the limbs and areflexia usually reaching its peak within a month. Case presentation Herein we report two post-bariatric surgery cases that presented with clinical pictures of Guillain–Barré syndrome based on their clinical and electrophysiological findings. Both patients were treated with intravenous immunoglobulin for 5 days. Both patients showed significant improvement and full recovery. Conclusion Guillain–Barré syndrome is a possible grave complication of bariatric surgery which needs prompt recognition and intervention.