Right Hemispheric Frontal Lesions as a Cause for Anorexia Nervosa Report of Three Cases

@article{Trummer2002RightHF,
  title={Right Hemispheric Frontal Lesions as a Cause for Anorexia Nervosa Report of Three Cases},
  author={Martin Trummer and Sandro Eustacchio and Frank Unger and Manfred Tillich and G. Flaschka},
  journal={Acta Neurochirurgica},
  year={2002},
  volume={144},
  pages={797-801}
}
Summary.Summary. Object: Aetiology and pathogenesis of eating disorders is a matter of controversy. In some cases they can occur in association with tumours involving the temporal cortex, in temporal lobe epilepsy or in the advanced state of degenerative diseases involving temporal structures. We report about three patients with right frontal intracerebral lesions, one oligo-astrocytoma and two vascular malformations, associated with partial seizures and anorexia nervosa. Patients and Methods… 
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