Hirayama disease

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Lawson

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Progressive upper limb weakness

Patient Data

Age: 18
Gender: Male
MRI

Spinal cord thinning and atrophy between C4-6 with ill-defined cord signal change.

On flexion view, there is forward bowing of the posterior theca with venous engorgement in the posterior spinal space.

Good example of Hirayama]s disease.

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Case information

rID: 25423
Case created: 25th Oct 2013
Last edited: 10th Sep 2015
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