Right frontal lobe glioma presenting as anorexia nervosa: further evidence implicating dorsal anterior cingulate as an area of dysfunction

Elizabeth Goddard, Keyoumars Ashkan, Stuart Farrimond, Martin Bunnage, Janet Treasure

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-92
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume46
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013

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Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Structured keywords

  • Brain and Behaviour
  • Clinical Neuropsychology

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Anorexia Nervosa/etiology
  • Brain Neoplasms/complications
  • Frontal Lobe/pathology
  • Glioma/complications
  • Gyrus Cinguli/pathology
  • Humans
  • Male

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