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Central Pontine Myelinolysis

Nerve damage caused by the destruction of the covering layer (myelin sheath) of nerve cells in the brainstem (pons). For more info, see our Neurological Conditions page.

Offsite Research:

Magnetic resonance imaging detection of a lesion compatible with central pontine myelinolysis in a pregnant patient with recurrent vomiting and confusion.
Valiulis B, Kelley RE, Hardjasudarma M, London S.
Department of Psychiatry, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, 1501 Kings Highway, Shreveport, LA 71130, USA
Journal of Neuroimaging 2001 Oct;11(4):441-3.

[Central pontine myelinolysis and pregnancy: a case report and review of literature] [Article in Spanish]
Burneo J, Vizcarra D, Miranda H.
Shriners Burns Institute, Galveston 77550, Texas, USA.
Revista de neurologia 2000 Jun 1-15;30(11):1036-40.

Updated on: Aug. 17, 2019

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