Peroneal neuropathy following successful bariatric surgery. Case report and review of the literature

W. Jeffrey Elias, Nader Pouratian, Rod J. Oskouian, Bruce Schirmer, Ted Burns

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Abstract

Peroneal neuropathy has been observed in starvation, anorexia, and other situations of extreme weight loss. The authors report a case in which sequential bilateral peroneal neuropathies developed after successful bariatric surgery resulting in a weight loss of 114 lbs over 12 months. The diagnosis was confirmed using nerve conduction studies and electromyography. Clinical improvement occurred with decompressive surgery at the level of the knee.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)631-635
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Volume105
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bariatric surgery
  • Foot drop
  • Peroneal neuropathy
  • Weight loss

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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