Wunderlich syndrome: rare, fatal complication of a benign lesion

Fatma Zeynep Arslan, Ayşegül Altunkeser
2019 Journal of Health Sciences and Medicine  
Intragastric injection of Botulinum toxin A has been shown to induce weight loss, slowering gastric motility as a result of inhibition of the acetylcholine-mediated gastric contractions. The aim of this study was to observe the effects of endoscopic intragastric injections of intragastric injection of botulinum toxin A in obese patients. Material and Method: A total dose of 400 U intragastric injection of botulinum toxin A was injected endoscopically into the antrum, corpus and fundus regions
more » ... nd fundus regions of the stomach. The follow-up results of 102 patients sub-grouped according to body mass indices values and evaluated the weight loss status were evaluated. Weight loss data was collected on the monthly follow-up visits for three consecutive months. Results: At the end of the third month, all subjects lost body weight, with a mean total weight loss ratio ranging between 4.76-19.47%. Mean total body weight loss percentages were significantly higher in Class II and III obese subjects compared to the normal-and over-weight and Class I obese individuals. Gastrointestinal adverse effects were observed in only five (4.9%) of the patients. Conclusion: Intragastric injection of botulinum toxin A administration with a dose of 400 U is a convenient method for weight loss for the individuals of different body mass indices.
doi:10.32322/jhsm.496356 fatcat:fr4hgpixmvbhlofdebpx6h6jjy