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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 4-6

Central pontine myelinolysis - A review

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0975-3605.203339

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Central Pontine Myelinolysis (CPM) is the dreaded condition seen in the setting of documented hyponatremia which has been rapidly corrected or even over corrected often with normal saline or even hypertonic saline. Osmotic demyelination occurs due to sudden osmotic changes most often seen in the white matter tracts traversing the pons.

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