n SA Journal of Radiology - Central pontine myelinolysis - : case report

Volume 10, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1027-202X
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6778



Extracted from text ... Introduction Central pontine myelinolysis is a demyelinating disease of the pons characterised by loss of myelin and oligodendroglia with relative neuron sparing. This condition classically occurs in alcoholics, malnourished or chronically debilitated adults1 and usually occurs in the hospital setting, a few days following rapid correction of hyponatraemia.We report a case of central pontine myelinolysis in a chronic alcoholic, malnourished patient following rapid correction of hyponatraemia. Case report A 44-year-old man presented to the emergency department with generalised weakness and altered speech of 1 week's duration. There was a history of an accidental fall at home with scalp injury. The ..

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