Title: MRI demonstration of orbital lipolysis in anorexia nervosa
Authors: Demaerel, Philippe ×
Dekimpe, Piet
Muls, Erik
Wilms, Guy #
Issue Date: Dec-2002
Series Title: European radiology vol:12 Suppl 3 pages:S4-6
Abstract: The purpose of this article is to describe the orbital changes due to lipolysis in anorexia nervosa. We examined a cachectic patient with MR imaging using T1-weighted images before and after contrast enhancement. Orbital fat edema has been observed in extreme forms of cachexia and the CT and MR findings have recently been reported. The imaging appearances have been explained by the disappearance of the fat tissue and the appearance of edema due to a disturbance in the electrolyte fluid balance. In the recent literature particular attention has been paid to the increased lipid peroxidation and lipolysis in anorexia nervosa. These metabolic processes result in an increased permeability of the vessel wall endothelium, which can explain the extravasation of the contrast agent in the orbital fat on MR imaging.
ISSN: 0938-7994
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Radiology
Environment and Health - miscellaneous
Department of Experimental Medicine (-)
Clinical and Experimental Endocrinology
Translational MRI (+)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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