Cervical spondylotic amyotrophy

  title={Cervical spondylotic amyotrophy},
  author={Shengdan Jiang and Lei-sheng Jiang and Li-yang Dai},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
Cervical spondylotic amyotrophy is characterized with weakness and wasting of upper limb muscles without sensory or lower limb involvement. Two different mechanisms have been proposed in the pathophysiology of cervical spondylotic amyotrophy. One is selective damage to the ventral root or the anterior horn, and the other is vascular insufficiency to the anterior horn cell. Cervical spondylotic amyotrophy is classified according to the most predominantly affected muscle groups as either proximal… CONTINUE READING
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