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International Journal of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging

2022, Vol. 5, Issue 4, Part B

A rare case of Hirayama disease
Author(s)
Dr. Sudhir Sachar, Dr. Armel Arputha Sivarajan, Dr. Vasanth CJ and Dr. Saurabh Sachar
Abstract
Introduction: Hirayama disease is a form of cervical myelopathy common in male adolescents that affects distal upper extremities & anterior horn cells of spinal cord. It is a symmetrical lower motor weakness that is self-contained in hands & forearms.
Materials and Methods: Observational type of case study using MRI. 16 years male presented with inability to move his right index finger & decreased sensations for 3 months
Results: T2 sagittal images showed mild atrophy with flattening of cervical cord & displacement of posterior dura with compression on cord on dynamic flexion. Cord diameter was reduced suggestive of compression.
Conclusion: Based on the patient's clinical, electrophysiological, & radiological characteristics, "Hirayama disease" was diagnosed. In addition to physiotherapy, a cervical collar was used to treat him in order to avoid neck flexion & thus surgery was avoided.
Pages: 101-103 | Views: 44 | Downloads: 24
How to cite this article:
Dr. Sudhir Sachar, Dr. Armel Arputha Sivarajan, Dr. Vasanth CJ, Dr. Saurabh Sachar. A rare case of Hirayama disease. Int J Radiol Diagn Imaging 2022;5(4):101-103. DOI: 10.33545/26644436.2022.v5.i4b.293
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