Hypocalcaemic seizures following gastrectomy

Taitz, LS, Wales, Jkh and Spitz, L (1983) Hypocalcaemic seizures following gastrectomy. European Journal of Pediatrics, 141 1: 36-38. doi:10.1007/BF00445665

Author Taitz, LS
Wales, Jkh
Spitz, L
Title Hypocalcaemic seizures following gastrectomy
Journal name European Journal of Pediatrics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0340-6199
Publication date 1983
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/BF00445665
Volume 141
Issue 1
Start page 36
End page 38
Total pages 3
Publisher Springer-Verlag
Language eng
Subject 2735 Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
Abstract Two cases of hypocalcaemia following removal of the stomach due to complications of surgery for tracheo-oesophageal anomalies are reported. In both instances grand mal seizures were the presenting features with radiological and biochemical evidence of rickets. Both children had elevated blood parathyroid hormone levels. The bone changes, hypocalcaemia and symptoms responded to parenteral vitamin D therapy. Sub total gastrectomy is a rare event in infancy and consequently no previous cases of vitamin D lack has been recorded as a complication of gastric surgery in this age group.
Keyword Gastrectomy
Oesophageal atresia
Secondary hyperparathyroidism
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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