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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 RESULTS: 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 1).

Goddard E, Ashkan K, Farrimond S, Bunnage M, Treasure J. Right frontal lobe glioma presenting as anorexia nervosa: further evidence implicating dorsal anterior cingulate as an area of dysfunction. Int J Eat Disord. 2013 Mar;46(2):189-92. doi: 10.1002/eat.22072. Epub 2012 Dec 26. PubMed PMID: 23280700.
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