FLEXION MRI IN HIRAYAMA DISEASE
Dr. Saroj Thakur* and Dr. Shivani Thakur
Hirayama disease is also known as juvenile muscular atrophy of distal upper limb or monomelic amyotrophy. It is a rare disorder characterized by asymmetric distal weakness and muscle wasting mainly affecting cervical segmental myotomes. The disease most commonly affects young adults in the age group of 15-25 years, with a male predominance. It is mostly sporadic however few familial cases have been reported in literature.
Keywords: Hirayama disease; Flexion MRI; Cervical spine.
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