Pineal germinoma presenting as anorexia nervosa: Case report and review of the literature
Winston, Anthony P., Barnard, Dan, D'Souza, Geraldine, Shad, Amjad, Sherlala, Khaled, Sidhu, Jyoti and Singh, Suraj Pal (2006) Pineal germinoma presenting as anorexia nervosa: Case report and review of the literature. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EATING DISORDERS, 39 (7). pp. 606-608. ISSN 0276-3478Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/eat.20322
Objective: Tumors of the hypothalamicpineal region may present with a wide variety of symptoms, including disturbed eating. We present a case where such a tumor was misdiagnosed as anorexia nervosa.
Method: We describe a case of pineal germinoma invading the hypothalamus, which was initially diagnosed as anorexia nervosa.
Results: Clinical features included weight loss, vomiting, pyrexia, hypernatraemia, and visual disturbance and the typical psychopathology of anorexia nervosa was absent.
Conclusion: Organic disorder should always be considered before making a diagnosis of anorexia nervosa, particularly if the presentation is atypical. (c) 2006 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
|Journal or Publication Title:||INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EATING DISORDERS|
|Publisher:||JOHN WILEY & SONS INC|
|Official Date:||November 2006|
|Number of Pages:||3|
|Page Range:||pp. 606-608|
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