Computerized tomography in the diagnosis of central and extrapontine myelinolysis

D. S. Thompson, J. T. Hutton, J. C. Stears, J. H. Sung, Michael D Norenberg

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Abstract

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
Pages (from-to)243-246
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Neurology
Volume38
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jun 29 1981
Externally publishedYes

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Central Pontine Myelinolysis
Tomography
Pons
Routine Diagnostic Tests
Autopsy
Computerized Tomography
Diagnostics
Lesion

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Thompson, D. S., Hutton, J. T., Stears, J. C., Sung, J. H., & Norenberg, M. D. (1981). Computerized tomography in the diagnosis of central and extrapontine myelinolysis. Archives of Neurology, 38(4), 243-246.

Computerized tomography in the diagnosis of central and extrapontine myelinolysis. / Thompson, D. S.; Hutton, J. T.; Stears, J. C.; Sung, J. H.; Norenberg, Michael D.

In: Archives of Neurology, Vol. 38, No. 4, 29.06.1981, p. 243-246.

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Thompson, DS, Hutton, JT, Stears, JC, Sung, JH & Norenberg, MD 1981, 'Computerized tomography in the diagnosis of central and extrapontine myelinolysis', Archives of Neurology, vol. 38, no. 4, pp. 243-246.
Thompson, D. S. ; Hutton, J. T. ; Stears, J. C. ; Sung, J. H. ; Norenberg, Michael D. / Computerized tomography in the diagnosis of central and extrapontine myelinolysis. In: Archives of Neurology. 1981 ; Vol. 38, No. 4. pp. 243-246.
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