Duchenne muscular dystrophy: MR grading system with functional correlation.

  title={Duchenne muscular dystrophy: MR grading system with functional correlation.},
  author={Guang-Jun Liu and Yuh Jyh Jong and C. H. Chiang and T. S. Jaw},
  volume={186 2},
The pelvic girdle, thigh, and calf muscles of 29 patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) were evaluated with magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. The muscles that were most resistant to disease were the gracilis, followed by the sartorius, semitendinous, and semimembranous. Sixteen patients had asymmetric involvement in part of the muscle bundles of thigh. An MR grading system was developed to assess the number of preserved pelvic and thigh muscles, the severity of fatty infiltration of the… CONTINUE READING


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