Wernicke's Korsakoff (mnemonic)

Last revised by Frank Gaillard on 28 Jul 2020

A mnemonic to recall some of the important features of Wernicke's Korsakoff syndrome is:

  • COMBAT
Mnemonic
  • C: confusion, confabulatory amnesia
  • O: ophthalmoplegia
  • M: mamillary bodies
  • B: B1(vitamin), bariatric surgery
  • A: alcoholics
  • T: thalami, tectal plate, third ventricle

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