Deficiency neuropathies and rhabdomyolysis have previously been reported after bariatric surgery (BS) but never myopathies. We report cases of five patients with morbid obesity who developed within 2 to 4 months of a BS, proximal myopathy following significant and rapid weight loss worsened by postoperative gastrointestinal complications. Muscle weakness concerned lower limbs in particular in quadriceps and less frequently in upper limbs and diaphragm, sometimes mimicked a Guillain–Barré syndrome. Muscle biopsy performed in 1 patient, revealed selective atrophy of type 2 fibers. Weakness slowly decreased with refeeding with vitamins supplementation. We enlarge here the clinical pattern of post-BS complications.Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
Keywords : Myopathy, Bariatric surgery, Metabolic dysfunction, MRI, DEXA scanner
Abbreviations : BMI, BS, LLs, LSG, Np, MRI, SM, ULs