Central pontine myelinolysis

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Modality: MRI

Oval lesion on pons that has hypointense signal on T1 and hyperintense on T2 and FLAIR. Symmetrical, with no mass effect. 

Case Discussion

Central pontine myelinolysis (also known as osmotic demyelination, because not affects only the pons) refers to acute demyelination of the white matter tracts traversing the pons.

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Case Information

rID: 11286
Case created: 20th Oct 2010
Last edited: 11th Sep 2015
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