Osmotic demyelination syndrome (ODMS)

Case contributed by Dr Sajoscha Sorrentino

Presentation

Altered mental status.

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Female
Modality: MRI

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
Case created: 24th Oct 2012
Last edited: 16th Sep 2015
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