[Cervical collar therapy for juvenile muscular atrophy of distal upper extremity (Hirayama disease): results from 38 cases].

@article{Tokumaru2001CervicalCT,
  title={[Cervical collar therapy for juvenile muscular atrophy of distal upper extremity (Hirayama disease): results from 38 cases].},
  author={Yukio Tokumaru and Keizo Hirayama},
  journal={Rinsho shinkeigaku = Clinical neurology},
  year={2001},
  volume={41 4-5},
  pages={173-8}
}
BACKGROUND Juvenile muscular atrophy of distal upper extremity is a peculiar type of cervical myelopathy affecting young people characterized by localized amyotrophy in the forearm and hand that is initially progressive, and then stabilized in a few years. The anterior horn cell damage may be induced by forward displacement of the lower cervical dural sac… CONTINUE READING