Anorexia nervosa - The paucity of radiologic findings in more than fifty patients
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Anorexia nervosa is a self-imposed progressive starvation based on a psychiatric disorder. More than fifty patients (mainly adolescent girls) have had extensive radiologic evaluation. The radiographic findings are an absence of subcutaneous fat, with reduced muscle mass; the gastrointestinal findings are limited to moderate non-obstructive dilatation of small bowel loops with minimal effect on transit. These findings reflect the cachexia and in no way are diagnostic of anorexia nervosa per se.
KeywordsPublic Health Small Bowel Psychiatric Disorder Muscle Mass Anorexia Nervosa
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