The basilar part of pons is the anterior portion of the pons.
Tissue death (infarction), in this region can impair motor functioning. A lacunar stroke of the base of the pons is known to cause contralateral dysarthria-clumsy hand syndrome.
The basis pontis undergoes demyelination in the condition known as central pontine myelinolysis. This condition is due to the rapid intravenous correction of hyponatremia.
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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.