Central pontine and extrapontine myelinolysis

Case contributed by Dr Prashant Gupta

Presentation

Patient was operated for a pituitary adenoma.

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Male

Postoperative changes are seen in sella seen with fat packing.

Central pontine and anterior temporal hyperintensities seen suggesting myelinolysis.

Case Discussion

Central pontine myelinolysis and extrapontine myelinolysis have a known association with hypothalamo-pituitary dysfunction. Both conditions are now grouped under the term osmotic demyelination syndrome.

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Case information

rID: 17647
Case created: 2nd May 2012
Last edited: 5th Oct 2015
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