Clinical Experiences of Uncommon Motor Neuron Disease: Hirayama Disease


Hirayama disease, juvenile muscular atrophy of the distal upper limb, is a rare disease predominantly affecting the anterior horn cells of the cervical spinal cord in young men. This cervical myelopathy is associated with neck flexion. It should be suspected in young male patients with a chronic history of weakness and atrophy involving the upper extremities followed by clinical stability in few years. Herein, we report 2 cases of Hirayama disease on emphasis of diagnostic approach and describe the pathognomonic findings at flexion magnetic resonance imaging.

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@inproceedings{Lee2016ClinicalEO, title={Clinical Experiences of Uncommon Motor Neuron Disease: Hirayama Disease}, author={Kyoung Hee Lee and Dae Seob Choi and Young Suk Lee and Dong Ho Kang}, booktitle={Korean Journal of Spine}, year={2016} }