Massive gastric dilatation after a single binge in an anorectic woman

Kassem A. Barada, Cecilio R. Azar, Aghiad O. Al-Kutoubi, Rami S. Harb, Youssef M. Hazimeh, Jaber S. Abbas, Munir K. Khani, Hassen Al Amin

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Abstract

Objective: Massive gastric dilatation is a very serious condition that is extremely rare in patients with no history of gastrointestinal disease. Several cases have been reported in patients with eating disorders, particularly after a binge. We report here the case of a young woman who developed severe gastric dilatation after a single binge. Methods: A computed tomographic (CT) scan of the abdomen was done and a psychiatric evaluation was performed. Results: The diagnosis of acute gastric dilatation was confirmed and superior mesenteric artery syndrome was excluded. The patient responded to nasogastric drainage and bowel rest. She was also found to have situational anxiety and depressive symptoms as well as a nonspecified eating disorder. Conclusion: This case illustrates the serious sequel of even a single binge in any patient with abnormal dietary habits, and demonstrates the useful role of the CT scan in the diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)166-169
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume39
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Gastric Dilatation
Appetite Depressants
stomach
eating disorders
Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome
mesenteric arteries
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Feeding Behavior
anxiety
digestive system diseases
abdomen
Abdomen
signs and symptoms (animals and humans)
Psychiatry
Drainage
drainage
Anxiety
Depression
case studies

Keywords

  • Anorexia
  • Binge
  • Computed tomography scan
  • Gastric dilatation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Food Science
  • Psychology(all)
  • Clinical Psychology

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Barada, K. A., Azar, C. R., Al-Kutoubi, A. O., Harb, R. S., Hazimeh, Y. M., Abbas, J. S., ... Al Amin, H. (2006). Massive gastric dilatation after a single binge in an anorectic woman. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 39(2), 166-169. https://doi.org/10.1002/eat.20211

Massive gastric dilatation after a single binge in an anorectic woman. / Barada, Kassem A.; Azar, Cecilio R.; Al-Kutoubi, Aghiad O.; Harb, Rami S.; Hazimeh, Youssef M.; Abbas, Jaber S.; Khani, Munir K.; Al Amin, Hassen.

In: International Journal of Eating Disorders, Vol. 39, No. 2, 03.2006, p. 166-169.

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Barada, KA, Azar, CR, Al-Kutoubi, AO, Harb, RS, Hazimeh, YM, Abbas, JS, Khani, MK & Al Amin, H 2006, 'Massive gastric dilatation after a single binge in an anorectic woman', International Journal of Eating Disorders, vol. 39, no. 2, pp. 166-169. https://doi.org/10.1002/eat.20211
Barada KA, Azar CR, Al-Kutoubi AO, Harb RS, Hazimeh YM, Abbas JS et al. Massive gastric dilatation after a single binge in an anorectic woman. International Journal of Eating Disorders. 2006 Mar;39(2):166-169. https://doi.org/10.1002/eat.20211
Barada, Kassem A. ; Azar, Cecilio R. ; Al-Kutoubi, Aghiad O. ; Harb, Rami S. ; Hazimeh, Youssef M. ; Abbas, Jaber S. ; Khani, Munir K. ; Al Amin, Hassen. / Massive gastric dilatation after a single binge in an anorectic woman. In: International Journal of Eating Disorders. 2006 ; Vol. 39, No. 2. pp. 166-169.
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