Central pontine myelinolysis in Wilson's disease: MR spectroscopy findings

Kizkin S., Sarac K., Ozisik H., Ozcan C.

MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING, cilt.22, ss.117-121, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 22 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.mri.2003.08.004
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.117-121


Although a pontine lesion on cranial MRI is frequently associated with an extrapontine lesion, few cases report solitary pontine involvement in Wilson disease, and it is usually recognized as central pontine lesions related to hepatic dysfunction. A patient with Wilson's disease having a solitary pontine lesion without basal ganglia involvement in cranial MRI with cerebellar symptoms is presented. Based on MR spectroscopy findings, this solitary pontine lesion could be regarded as central pontine myelinolysis rather than the neurologic involvement in Wilson's disease. (C) 2004 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.