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.
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- Brain and Behaviour
- Clinical Neuropsychology
- Anorexia Nervosa/etiology
- Brain Neoplasms/complications
- Frontal Lobe/pathology
- Gyrus Cinguli/pathology