MR imaging of central pontine myelinolysis

David J. Rippe, Mary K. Edwards, Peter G. D’Amour, Robert W. Holden, Karen L. Roos

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Central pontine myelinolysis is a demyelinating disorder with characteristic magnetic resonance features. Findings on Tl-weighted scans include a symmetric region of low signal involving the basilar pons with sparing of the descending corticospinal tracts as well as the peripheral pontine tissues. The T2-weighted images show an area of high signal corresponding to the abnormal region identified on Tl-weighted scans. Associated extrapontine demyelinating lesions are also demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)724-726
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987


  • Brain, demyelination
  • Central pontine myelinolysis
  • Magnetic resonance imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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