Osmotic demyelination syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Sajoscha Sorrentino

Presentation

Altered mental status.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Female
MRI

Brain

T2 hyperintensity in the central pons with sparing of periphery and signal loss in the ADC maps.

Case Discussion

This patient develop symptoms following rapid correction of serum sodium after severe hyponatremia. This case demonstrates typical pontine MRI signs of osmotic demyelination syndrome.

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Case information

rID: 19944
Published: 24th Oct 2012
Last edited: 5th Nov 2019
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