Pseudo-Central Pontine Myelinolysis

Matthew Rumschlag, Joseph A. Prahlow, Rudolph J. Castellani, Amanda O. Fisher-Hubbard

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Central pontine myelinolysis is most commonly associated with rapid correction of hyponatremia and has historically been associated with alcoholism. In this case report, 2 deaths with gross findings of central pontine lesions led to the possibility that CPM may have been a potential mechanism of death. Subsequent analysis revealed that these lesionswere incidental findings. This case report discusses the importance of appropriate microscopic and immunohistochemical analysis of suspected CPM cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-198
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2022


  • Luxol fast blue stain
  • central pontine myelinolysis
  • demyelination
  • forensic autopsy
  • hyponatremia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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