Selective paraspinal muscle amyotrophy

Pushpa Narayanaswami, Tulio Bertorini, Hollis Halford

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Abstract

A 56-year-old female presented with mild low back pain. Examination revealed severe, selective atrophy of the thoracic and lumbar paraspinal muscles. Fibrillations were seen in the paraspinal muscles on EMG. Limb EMG was normal. Biopsy of the gluteus maximus was normal. Paraspinal muscle biopsy revealed neurogenic features. Atrophy of the thoracic and lumbar paraspinal muscles was noted on magnetic resonance imaging. This patient has selective amyotrophy of the thoracic and lumbar paraspinal muscles. This may be an addition to the spectrum of 'benign focal amyotrophy'. The differential diagnosis of paraspinal muscle weakness is discussed. Copyright (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)70-74
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Neurological Sciences
Volume176
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2000

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Paraspinal Muscles
Thorax
Atrophy
Biopsy
Muscle Weakness
Low Back Pain
Differential Diagnosis
Extremities
Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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Selective paraspinal muscle amyotrophy. / Narayanaswami, Pushpa; Bertorini, Tulio; Halford, Hollis.

In: Journal of the Neurological Sciences, Vol. 176, No. 1, 01.05.2000, p. 70-74.

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Narayanaswami, Pushpa ; Bertorini, Tulio ; Halford, Hollis. / Selective paraspinal muscle amyotrophy. In: Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 2000 ; Vol. 176, No. 1. pp. 70-74.
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