Cognitive and emotional dysfunction after central pontine myelinolysis

Tatia M. C. LEE, Crystal C. Y. CHEUNG, Esther Yuet Ying LAU, Amanda MAK, Leonard S. W. LI

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-107
JournalBehavioural Neurology
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2003


Lee, 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
  • Cognition
  • Emotion


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