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Central Pontine Myelinolysis: Report of Four Cases [Turk J Neurol]
Turk J Neurol. 2010; 16(3): 154-158

Central Pontine Myelinolysis: Report of Four Cases

Handan Akar1, Nilgün Cengiz2, Oytun Ayşe Bayrak2, Taner Özbenli2, Musa Kazım Onar2, Lütfü İncesu3, Levent Güngör2, Murat Terzi2
1Samsun Mehmet Aydın Training And Research Hospital, Neurology Clinic, Samsun, Turkey
2Department Of Neurology, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Samsun, Turkey
3Department Of Radiology, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Samsun,

Central pontine myelinolysis is a neurological disorder characterized by loss of myelin in the central pons as well as in the other parts of the brain like basal ganglia, lateral geniculate bodies, external and internal capsules, and cerebellum. We report the clinical and radiological findings of three patients with central pontine myelinolysis and one patient with both pontine and extrapontine myelinolysis.

Keywords: Myelinolysis, central pontine, hyponatremia, alcoholism.


Handan Akar, Nilgün Cengiz, Oytun Ayşe Bayrak, Taner Özbenli, Musa Kazım Onar, Lütfü İncesu, Levent Güngör, Murat Terzi. Central Pontine Myelinolysis: Report of Four Cases. Turk J Neurol. 2010; 16(3): 154-158

Corresponding Author: Handan Akar, Türkiye


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