Small heart from anorexia

Case contributed by Dr Jayanth Keshavamurthy


Chest pain and palpitation.

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Female

Name the causes for small heart size.

Small heart and no subcutaneous fat on lateral chest x ray.


1. Markedly dilated stomach with food product and contrast with no evidence for bowel obstruction. Findings suggest a component of the patient's eating disorder and superimposed constipation however gastroparesis secondary to diabetes should be considered.

2. No CT evidence of pseudocyst or other complications related to pancreatitis.

Case Discussion

Known eating disorder patient. No bezoar.

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Case information

rID: 47176
Published: 3rd Aug 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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