Fractional anisotropy values detect pyramidal tract involvement in multiple system atrophy.

@article{Ito2008FractionalAV,
  title={Fractional anisotropy values detect pyramidal tract involvement in multiple system atrophy.},
  author={Mizuki Ito and Hirohisa Watanabe and Naoki Atsuta and Jo Senda and Yoshinari Kawai and Fumiaki Tanaka and Shinji Naganawa and Hiroshi Fukatsu and Gen Sobue},
  journal={Journal of the neurological sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={271 1-2},
  pages={40-6}
}
OBJECTIVE Pathological studies have shown remarkable pyramidal tract involvement in multiple system atrophy (MSA), while clinical pyramidal signs are relatively rare. We investigated the fractional anisotropy (FA) values to assess the degree of pyramidal tract involvement in MSA, in comparison with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and controls. Furthermore, we compared FA values between MSA patients with or without clinical pyramidal signs and controls, and between MSA patients with or… CONTINUE READING

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