Movement disorders as sequelae of central pontine myelinolysis: Report of three cases

Demetrius M. Maraganore, W. Neath Folger, Jerry W. Swanson, J. Eric Ahlskog

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Abstract

In three survivors of central pontine myelinolysis, dystonia (in two patients) and rest tremor (in one) were sequelae. The onset of these movements occurred 3 weeks to 5 months after the initial presentation with central pontine myelinolysis. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed basal ganglia lesions suggestive of extrapontine myelinolysis in all three patients. We propose that the movement disorders seen in our cases are clinical correlates of extrapontine myelinolysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)142-148
Number of pages7
JournalMovement Disorders
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992

Keywords

  • Dystonia
  • Extrapontine myelinolysis
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Rest tremor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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    Maraganore, D. M., Folger, W. N., Swanson, J. W., & Ahlskog, J. E. (1992). Movement disorders as sequelae of central pontine myelinolysis: Report of three cases. Movement Disorders, 7(2), 142-148. https://doi.org/10.1002/mds.870070208