Right frontal lobe glioma presenting as anorexia nervosa: Further evidence implicating dorsal anterior cingulate as an area of dysfunction
Article first published online: 26 DEC 2012
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International Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume 46, Issue 2, pages 189–192, March 2013
How to Cite
Goddard, E., Ashkan, K., Farrimond, S., Bunnage, M. and Treasure, J. (2013), Right frontal lobe glioma presenting as anorexia nervosa: Further evidence implicating dorsal anterior cingulate as an area of dysfunction. Int. J. Eat. Disord., 46: 189–192. doi: 10.1002/eat.22072
- Issue published online: 7 FEB 2013
- Article first published online: 26 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 3 OCT 2012
- anorexia nervosa;
- eating disorders;
- brain lesion;
- frontal lobe
The association of anorexia nervosa (AN) with organic brain lesions may offer insight into underlying illness neuropathology. A systematic review reported an association between AN and lesions located in the right frontal lobe. To date, no studies have studied such a case longitudinally. A case of a male presenting with AN and a frontal lobe glioma is described.
The clinical symptoms and subsequent medical and neuropsychological investigations before and after surgery are reviewed.
The remission of ED symptoms is observed at 2 year post-surgery follow up.
The features of this case are set into the context of recent conceptualizations of AN and the clinical implications for identifying individuals with underlying organic causes. © 2012 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Int J Eat Disord 2013)