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Pontine lesion compatible with central pontine myelinolysis (MRI)

MRI fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) in 2007 (a, c) and in 2014 (b, d). Over this 7-year period, there was a reduction in the apparent volume of central pontine myelinolysis (a, b); the hyperintensities in deep white matter and in deep nuclei are similar over this period (c, d). (Source: Antonioni A, Rispoli V, Fazio P, Golfrè Andreasi N, Govoni V, Granieri E. Development of Parkinsonism in a patient with central pontine myelinolysis. Neurol Int 2022;14[3]:673-7. Creative Commons Attribution license [CC BY],

Associated Disorders

  • Alcoholism
  • Extrapontine myelinolysis
  • Hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state
  • Hypokalemia
  • Malnutrition
  • Osmotic myelinolysis