Computerized Tomography in the Diagnosis of Central and Extrapontine Myelinolysis

David S. Thompson, J. Thomas Hutton, John C. Stears, Joo Ho Sung, Michael Norenberg

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In two patients the diagnosis of central pontine myelinolysis (CPM), suspected on clinical grounds, was supported by computerized tomographic (CT) sections made perpendicular to the pons, and confirmed on postmortem examination. Extrapontine myelinolysis was suggested on CT scans in both cases, and confirmed in one. Computerized tomography may prove to be a sensitive and accurate diagnostic test for CPM, and may aid in the detection of associated extrapontine lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-246
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of neurology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Neurology


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