A multiparametric brain and cord MR imaging study of a patient with Hirayama disease

A. Gallo, M. A. Rocca, P. Tortorella, A. Ammendola, G. Tedeschi, Massimo Filippi

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Abstract

In this study, we used a multiparametric MR imaging approach to assess a patient with Hirayama disease (HD). We found that cervical cord damage extends beyond cord T2-visible lesions. We also showed an altered pattern of cortical activations during movements of clinically unaffected limbs. Whereas this study suggests a more widespread cord involvement in HD than seen on routine MR imaging, its cause remains unclear (vascular damage versus a primary lower motor neuron disease).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2115-2117
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Volume27
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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