Eating disorders are common in girls and women. Two common eating disorders-anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa-have significant medical complications. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons must be cognizant of the signs, symptoms, and medical consequences of these disorders. The increased incidence of these diseases has implications in the surgical management the oral and maxillofacial surgery patient. A review of the literature and guidelines in the perioperative management of these surgical patients are presented in this article.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Oral and maxillofacial surgery clinics of North America|
|State||Published - May 2007|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Oral Surgery