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=== Study of choice ===
 
=== Study of choice ===
Brain MRI is the gold standard test for the diagnosis of central pontine myelinolysis.
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Brain MRI is the gold standard test for the diagnosis of central pontine myelinolysis.<ref name="pmid31587708">{{cite journal| author=Lambeck J, Hieber M, Dreßing A, Niesen WD| title=Central Pontine Myelinosis and Osmotic Demyelination Syndrome. | journal=Dtsch Arztebl Int | year= 2019 | volume= 116 | issue= 35-36 | pages= 600-606 | pmid=31587708 | doi=10.3238/arztebl.2019.0600 | pmc=6804268 | url=https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/eutils/elink.fcgi?dbfrom=pubmed&tool=sumsearch.org/cite&retmode=ref&cmd=prlinks&id=31587708  }} </ref>
  
 
===== Diagnostic results =====
 
===== Diagnostic results =====
The following findings on performing Brain MRI are confirmatory for central pontine myelinolysis:
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The following findings on performing Brain MRI are confirmatory for central pontine myelinolysis:<ref name="pmid31587708">{{cite journal| author=Lambeck J, Hieber M, Dreßing A, Niesen WD| title=Central Pontine Myelinosis and Osmotic Demyelination Syndrome. | journal=Dtsch Arztebl Int | year= 2019 | volume= 116 | issue= 35-36 | pages= 600-606 | pmid=31587708 | doi=10.3238/arztebl.2019.0600 | pmc=6804268 | url=https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/eutils/elink.fcgi?dbfrom=pubmed&tool=sumsearch.org/cite&retmode=ref&cmd=prlinks&id=31587708  }} </ref><ref name="pmid2732743">{{cite journal| author=Thompson PD, Miller D, Gledhill RF, Rossor MN| title=Magnetic resonance imaging in central pontine myelinolysis. | journal=J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry | year= 1989 | volume= 52 | issue= 5 | pages= 675-7 | pmid=2732743 | doi=10.1136/jnnp.52.5.675 | pmc=1032189 | url=https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/eutils/elink.fcgi?dbfrom=pubmed&tool=sumsearch.org/cite&retmode=ref&cmd=prlinks&id=2732743  }} </ref>
 
* T2 hyperintensity in the central [[pontine]] region in the axial plane
 
* T2 hyperintensity in the central [[pontine]] region in the axial plane
 
* Hyperintense lesion in the midpons in the midsagittal T2-weighted [[MRI]]
 
* Hyperintense lesion in the midpons in the midsagittal T2-weighted [[MRI]]

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Mohamadmostafa Jahansouz M.D.[2]

Overview

Brain MRI is the gold standard test for the diagnosis of central pontine myelinolysis. The following findings on performing Brain MRI are confirmatory for central pontine myelinolysis: T2 hyperintensity in the central pontine region in the axial plane and hyperintense lesion in the midpons in the midsagittal T2-weighted MRI.

Diagnostic Study of Choice

Study of choice

Brain MRI is the gold standard test for the diagnosis of central pontine myelinolysis.[1]

Diagnostic results

The following findings on performing Brain MRI are confirmatory for central pontine myelinolysis:[1][2]

  • T2 hyperintensity in the central pontine region in the axial plane
  • Hyperintense lesion in the midpons in the midsagittal T2-weighted MRI

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Lambeck J, Hieber M, Dreßing A, Niesen WD (2019). "Central Pontine Myelinosis and Osmotic Demyelination Syndrome". Dtsch Arztebl Int. 116 (35–36): 600–606. doi:10.3238/arztebl.2019.0600. PMC 6804268 Check |pmc= value (help). PMID 31587708.
  2. Thompson PD, Miller D, Gledhill RF, Rossor MN (1989). "Magnetic resonance imaging in central pontine myelinolysis". J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 52 (5): 675–7. doi:10.1136/jnnp.52.5.675. PMC 1032189. PMID 2732743.

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