A CERVICAL MYELOPATHY WITH A HIRAYAMA DISEASE-LIKE PHENOTYPE

Francesca Valentino, Vincenzo La Bella, Chiara Cerami, Federico Piccoli

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Abstract

A 21-year-old man with a muscular atrophy of the left distal upper extremity is presented. The disorder had been progressive over a few years, showing an exacerbation of the hand's weakness when the patient worked in a chilled environment (i.e., in a cold room). The patient's diagnostic work-up was extensive and the MRI documented the presence of a cervical myelopathy, associated to an inversion of the physiological lordosis at the C5-C6 level, with a phenotype highly resembling Hirayama disease. This case indirectly supports the debated hypothesis that juvenile amyotrophy of the upper limb (Hirayama disease) is actually a type of cervical myelopathy, with a likely ischaemic pathogenesis of the ventral horns.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)451-454
Numero di pagine4
RivistaNeurological Sciences
Volume29
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2008

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Spinal Cord Diseases
Upper Extremity
Phenotype
Lordosis
Muscular Atrophy
Horns
Hand
Monomelic amyotrophy

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  • Dermatology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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A CERVICAL MYELOPATHY WITH A HIRAYAMA DISEASE-LIKE PHENOTYPE. / Valentino, Francesca; La Bella, Vincenzo; Cerami, Chiara; Piccoli, Federico.

In: Neurological Sciences, Vol. 29, 2008, pag. 451-454.

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