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Keywords:

  • anorexia nervosa;
  • brain lesion;
  • cognitive distortions;
  • pathophysiology

Abstract

Objective:

A causal association of brain lesion to the physiopathology of anorexia nervosa will be discussed.

Method:

The authors report the case of a female patient who developed anorexia nervosa. A cavernoma, located on the frontal side of the right sylvian, was discovered by chance after a seizure.

Results:

Surgical treatment of the lesion resulted in complete remission of the eating disorder at two years follow-up.

Conclusion:

Evidence for organic brain contribution to anorexia nervosa is strong and can be illustrated by this case report of anorexia nervosa associated with cerebral tumour.