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Myelin 10

Topic: Pathology

Created on Sunday, February 15 2009 by gliageek

Last modified on Thursday, April 9 2009.


Courtesy of Dr. Mark Cohen
This is an axial section of gross brain through the pons. The lesion shown in this image is associated with which of the following clinical scenarios?

 
        A) Hypokalemia, corrected too slowly
 
        B) Hypokalemia, corrected too rapidly
 
        C) Hypernatremia, corrected too slowly
 
        D) Hyponatremia, corrected too slowly
 
        E) Hyponatremia, corrected too rapidly
 

 


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This question was created on February 15, 2009 by gliageek.
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A) Hypokalemia, corrected too slowly

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The lesion shown in this image represents Central Pontine Myelinolysis (CPM). CPM is a demyelinating/necrotizing lesion felt to result from osmotic stresses produced from over-rapid correction of hyponatremia.  (See References)

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B) Hypokalemia, corrected too rapidly

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The lesion shown in this image represents Central Pontine Myelinolysis (CPM). CPM is a demyelinating/necrotizing lesion felt to result from osmotic stresses produced from over-rapid correction of hyponatremia.  (See References)

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C) Hypernatremia, corrected too slowly

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The lesion shown in this image represents Central Pontine Myelinolysis (CPM). CPM is a demyelinating/necrotizing lesion felt to result from osmotic stresses produced from over-rapid correction of hyponatremia.  (See References)

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D) Hyponatremia, corrected too slowly

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The lesion shown in this image represents Central Pontine Myelinolysis (CPM). CPM is a demyelinating/necrotizing lesion felt to result from osmotic stresses produced from over-rapid correction of hyponatremia.  (See References)

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E) Hyponatremia, corrected too rapidly

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The lesion shown in this image represents Central Pontine Myelinolysis (CPM). CPM is a demyelinating/necrotizing lesion felt to result from osmotic stresses produced from over-rapid correction of hyponatremia.  (See References)

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References:

1. Love, S., Louis, D.N., and Ellison, D.W. (2008). Greenfield's Neuropathology, 8th Edition. Oxford University Press, USA (ISBN:0340906820) Advertising:
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