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Keywords:

  • anorexia nervosa;
  • eating disorders;
  • brain;
  • brain lesion;
  • frontal lobe

Abstract

Objective:

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.

Method:

The clinical symptoms and subsequent medical and neuropsychological investigations before and after surgery are reviewed.

Results:

The remission of ED symptoms is observed at 2 year post-surgery follow up.

Discussion:

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)