Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS): early

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

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Adult patient with weakness.

Patient Data

Age: Adult

MRI demonstrates prominent T2 signal in the corticospinal tracts as well as somewhat reduced signal intensity in the precentral gyrus. 

Case Discussion

 

These features, although subtle were thought to be consistent with and support the clinical and EMG diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

It is important to note that both these features are seen faintly in many normal subjects and thus an appreciation for what is 'normal' is essential. 

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Case information

rID: 5373
Case created: 9th Jan 2009
Last edited: 12th Dec 2016
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