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Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 145–147 | Cite as

Anorexia nervosa - The paucity of radiologic findings in more than fifty patients

  • J. O. Haller
  • T. L. Slovis
  • D. H. Baker
  • W. E. Berdon
  • J. A. Silverman
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Abstract

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.

Keywords

Public Health Small Bowel Psychiatric Disorder Muscle Mass Anorexia Nervosa 
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© Springer-Verlag 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. O. Haller
    • 1
  • T. L. Slovis
    • 1
  • D. H. Baker
    • 1
  • W. E. Berdon
    • 1
  • J. A. Silverman
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric Radiology, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, Babies HospitalThe Children's Medical and Surgical CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pediatrics, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, Babies HospitalThe Children's Medical and Surgical CenterNew YorkUSA

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