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Central pons lesion in central pontine myelinolysis secondary to hyperglycemia (axial T1 MRI)

Axial T1‐weighted MRI showing a mildly hypointense lesion in the central pons in a patient with central pontine myelinolysis secondary to hyperglycemia. (Source: Sun WP, Wang YD, Gao S, Wang YF, Li DW. A rare presentation of central pontine myelinolysis secondary to hyperglycaemia. BMC Endocr Disord 2023;23[1]:106. Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International [CC BY 4.0] license, Figure edited by Dr. Douglas Lanska (cropping and removal of red color cast).

Associated Disorders

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