Sclerosi laterale amiotrofica: Diagnosi differenziale con la mieloradicolopatia cervicale

Translated title of the contribution: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: Differential diagnosis with cervical myeloradiculopathy

Luigi Rampello, Martino Ruggieri, Ignazio Vecchio, Giuseppe Battaglia, Clara Grazia Chisari, Michele Malaguarnera, Giuseppe Zelante, Alfio Catalano, Liborio Rampello

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Abstract

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a degenerative disease occurring after the age of 50 years or preferentially at older age, that is characterized by a simultaneous involvement of the corticospinal tract, brainstem, and spinal anterior horn, without significant involvement of the sensitivity, autonomic and cognitive functions, with possible fatal outcome in a few years. A markedly heterogeneous clinical presentation makes the diagnosis more challenging (especially in the early stages and in case of atypical presentations ) with many other clinical conditions, such as cervical spondylotic myeloradiculopathy. In this brief review we examine the distinguishing features between these two clinical conditions, very different because of the etiology, symptoms, therapy and especially prognosis.

Translated title of the contributionAmyotrophic lateral sclerosis: Differential diagnosis with cervical myeloradiculopathy
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)149-152
Number of pages4
JournalActa Medica Mediterranea
Volume27
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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    Rampello, L., Ruggieri, M., Vecchio, I., Battaglia, G., Chisari, C. G., Malaguarnera, M., Zelante, G., Catalano, A., & Rampello, L. (2011). Sclerosi laterale amiotrofica: Diagnosi differenziale con la mieloradicolopatia cervicale. Acta Medica Mediterranea, 27(3), 149-152.