Anorexia nervosa associated with right frontal brain lesion
Article first published online: 7 AUG 2007
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International Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume 40, Issue 8, pages 758–761, December 2007
How to Cite
Houy, E., Debono, B., Dechelotte, P. and Thibaut, F. (2007), Anorexia nervosa associated with right frontal brain lesion. Int. J. Eat. Disord., 40: 758–761. doi: 10.1002/eat.20439
- Issue published online: 29 OCT 2007
- Article first published online: 7 AUG 2007
- Manuscript Accepted: 4 JUN 2007
- anorexia nervosa;
- brain lesion;
- cognitive distortions;
A causal association of brain lesion to the physiopathology of anorexia nervosa will be discussed.
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.
Surgical treatment of the lesion resulted in complete remission of the eating disorder at two years follow-up.
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.