Hirayama disease

Emma Foster, Benjamin K T Tsang, Anthony Kam, Elsdon Storey, Bruce John Day, Aron Hill

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This article discusses three patients with likely Hirayama disease. They have no other significant past medical history and no personal or family history of other neurological disorders. Hirayama disease is a form of cervical myelopathy attributed to forward displacement of the posterior cervical dural sac on neck flexion with resultant cord compression and/or venous congestion. It is characterized by a pure motor focal amyotrophy in the distribution of C7, C8 and T1 spinal segmental-innervated muscles and differs from other motor neuron diseases by virtue of its ultimately non-progressive course.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)951 - 954
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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