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

  title={Reversible brain atrophy and subcortical high signal on MRI in a patient with anorexia nervosa},
  author={Antonios Drevelengas and Danai Chourmouzi and G. Pitsavas and A. Charitandi and G Boulogianni},
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. 
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