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A 47-year-old man with a history of severe Crohn disease was admitted for elective colectomy. He experienced nausea and vomiting in the 2 weeks prior to surgery. Although the surgical procedure was uneventful, the postoperative period was complicated by an enterocutaneous fistula that required further surgical intervention. One week after the second operation, he reported an “inability to visually focus on objects” and excruciating, burning pain in the lower limbs, both proximally and distally.
Vogrig A, Zanoni T, Moretto G. Nystagmus and Lower Extremity Hyperalgesia After Colectomy. JAMA. 2016;316(14):1488-1489. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.13658