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J Clin Neurosci. 2013 Oct;20(10):1450-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2012.09.034. Epub 2013 Mar 22.

Hirayama disease presenting as isolated triceps atrophy.

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Department of Neurology, Chonnam National University Hwasun Hospital, Hwasun, 160 Ilsimri, Hwasun-eup, Hwasun-gun, Jeonnam 519-763, Republic of Korea.

Abstract

We describe an atypical case of Hirayama disease (HD) presenting as unilateral triceps atrophy. HD is juvenile muscular atrophy involving predominantly the seventh and eighth cervical, and the first thoracic spinal segments of the distal upper extremities. In contrast to typical HD, our patient presented with isolated triceps atrophy, innervated by the sixth and seventh cervical segments. We discuss the differences with previously reported HD and the mechanisms involved in the development of HD.

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Amyotrophy; Monomelic; Spinal cord compressions

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23528413
DOI:
10.1016/j.jocn.2012.09.034
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