Belly dancer's syndrome following central pontine and extrapontine myelinolysis.

  title={Belly dancer's syndrome following central pontine and extrapontine myelinolysis.},
  author={Julia Roggendorf and Lothar Burghaus and Wei-Chi Liu and Simon Weisenbach and Carsten Eggers and Gereon R. Fink and R{\"u}diger Hilker},
  journal={Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society},
  volume={22 6},
We report on a woman with delayed-onset of belly dancer's syndrome 5 months after central pontine and extrapontine myelinolysis (CPM/EPM) and severe hyponatriemia. This case demonstrates that basal ganglia lesions in EPM can be the underlying pathoanatomic substrate for the rarely observed belly dancer's syndrome. The sequential appearance of extrapyramidal symptoms might reflect an ongoing but ineffective or deficient remyelination process. The presence of CPM/EPM should be considered in… CONTINUE READING


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