Neuroradiology

, Volume 43, Issue 10, pp 838–840

Reversible brain atrophy and subcortical high signal on MRI in a patient with anorexia nervosa

  • A. Drevelengas
  • D. Chourmouzi
  • G. Pitsavas
  • A. Charitandi
  • G. Boulogianni
DIAGNOSTIC NEURORADIOLOGY

Abstract

Anorexia nervosa (AN), usually seen in young girls, is characterised by severe emaciation induced by self-imposed starvation. Enlargement of the ventricular system and sulci has been reported, as has high signal on T2-weighted images. We present a case with atrophic changes and high signal on T2-weighted images, which resolved completely following weight gain.

Keywords Anorexia nervosa Brain atrophy Magnetic resonance imaging 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Drevelengas
    • 1
  • D. Chourmouzi
    • 1
  • G. Pitsavas
    • 3
  • A. Charitandi
    • 2
  • G. Boulogianni
    • 1
  1. 1.Asklipios-Aristotelio Diagnostic Centre, Papanastasiou 207, Thessaloniki 54250, Greece Tel.: + 30-31-32 72 70, Fax: + 30-31-32 72 69GR
  2. 2.Department of Radiology, AHEPA University Hospital, Thessaloniki, GreeceGR
  3. 3.Paediatric clinic, AHEPA University Hospital, Thessaloniki, GreeceGR

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