Wernicke Encephalopathy Due to Prolonged Total Parenteral Nutrition in A Child with Signet Ring Cell Gastric Carcinoma

Wernicke encephalopathy in a child with signet ring cell gastric carcinoma

  • Buket Kara
  • Ayşe Kartal
  • Mehmet Öztürk
  • Yavuz Köksal
Keywords: Gastric carcinoma, signet ring cell, Wernicke encephalopathy, total parenteral nutrition

Abstract

Signet ring cell gastric carcinoma is extremely rare during childhood. One of the most important problems in these patients is nutritional difficulty and impairment, and these patients are often supported by total parenteral nutrition. Herein, the authors report a case of Wernicke encephalopathy due to prolonged total parenteral nutrition in a 13-year-old girl with diffuse gastric cancer with signet ring cell.

Author Biographies

Buket Kara

Selcuk University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Konya, Turkey

Ayşe Kartal

Selcuk University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatric Neurology, Konya, Turkey

Mehmet Öztürk

Selcuk University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Konya, Turkey

Yavuz Köksal

Selcuk University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Konya, Turkey

Published
2020-07-31
How to Cite
Kara, B., Kartal, A., Öztürk, M., & Köksal, Y. (2020). Wernicke Encephalopathy Due to Prolonged Total Parenteral Nutrition in A Child with Signet Ring Cell Gastric Carcinoma: Wernicke encephalopathy in a child with signet ring cell gastric carcinoma. The Journal of Pediatric Academy, 1(1), 30-33. Retrieved from https://jpediatricacademy.com/index.php/jpa/article/view/76