IJSRP, Volume 5, Issue 2, February 2015 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Dr. D. Sridhar, Dr. G. Balaraju, Dr. R. Siddeswari, Dr. B. Sudarsi
Central pontinemyelinolysis is a noninflammatory demyelinating disorder characterized by the loss of myelin in the center of the basis pontis usually seen in those with chronic alcoholism and in malnourished persons and by rapid correction of chronic hyponatremia. The clinical features vary depending on the extent of involvement. Demyelination can occur outside the pons as well and diagnosis can be challenging if both pontine and extrapontine areas are involved. We herein report a case of myelinolysis involving pons.