The case of a 67-year-old right-handed Chinese man with Central Pontine Myelinolysis [CPM] is described to illustrate the resulting cognitive and emotional disturbances. A comparison of the data in this report with that in published studies suggests that ethnicity does not seem to have much effect on the symptoms of CPM. Possible underlying neural-pathological mechanisms are discussed. This case further substantiates the speculation that the brainstem plays a role in higher cognitive processes and emotional regulation. Copyright © 2003 IOS Press.
CitationLee, T. M. C., Cheung, C. C. Y., Lau, E. Y. Y., Mak, A., & Li, L. S. W. (2003). Cognitive and emotional dysfunction after central pontine myelinolysis. Behavioural Neurology, 14(3-4), 103-107. doi: 10.1155/2003/872916
- Central Pontine Myelinolysis
- Pathological laughing and crying