ID 111162
Author
Takamatsu, Naoko Tokushima University
Keywords
multifocal motor neuropathy
ALS
Nerve root sonography
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
To explore suggestive evidence of focal proximal demyelination in multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN) without overt evidence of conduction block, we conducted sonographical assessment of cervical nerve roots in 9 MMN patients, 22 ALS patients, and 17 control subjects. The mean diameters of the C5 and C6 roots in MMN patients were significantly larger than those in ALS and controls, especially on the clinically dominant side. Although non-specific, sonography can be a potentially useful diagnostic procedure to support the diagnosis of MMN, even when overt conduction block is lacking.
Journal Title
The Journal of Medical Investigation
ISSN
13496867
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
AA12022913
Publisher
Faculty of Medicine Tokushima University
Volume
63
Issue
1-2
Start Page
104
End Page
107
Sort Key
104
Published Date
2016-02
DOI (Published Version)
URL ( Publisher's Version )
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language
eng
TextVersion
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departments
Medical Sciences