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Scientific journals : Article
Human health sciences : Surgery
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/44904
Impressive weight gain after deep brain stimulation of nucleus accumbens in treatment- ­ resistant bulimic anorexia nervosa
English
Arroteia, Isabel Fernandes [> >]
Husch, Andreas mailto [University of Luxembourg > Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) > Interventional Neuroscience]
Baniasadi, Mehri mailto [University of Luxembourg > Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) > Systems Control]
Hertel, Frank mailto [University of Luxembourg > Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) >]
2020
BMJ Case Reports
BMJ Publishing Group
1--4
Yes
International
1757-790X
1757-790X
United Kingdom
[en] Anorexia nervosa (AN) severely impacts individual’s
mental and physical health as well as quality of life.
In 21% of cases no durable response to conservative
treatment can be obtained. The serious course of the
disease in the most severely affected patients justifies
invasive treatment options. One of the treatment
methods increasingly used in recent years is deep brain
stimulation (DBS). A 42-year-
old
woman suffering from
chronic AN of the bulimic subtype shows a 46.9%
weight gain and a subjective increase in quality of life,
12 months after bilateral nucleus accumbens (NAcc) DBS
implantation. No improvement in comorbid depression
could be achieved. DBS of the NAcc is a treatment
option to be considered in severe AN when conventional
treatment modalities recommended by evidence-based
guidelines have not been able to bring lasting relief to
the patient’s suffering.
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/44904
10.1136/bcr-2020-239316

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