Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 47, Issue 6, pp 724–735 | Cite as

Muscle MRI in pediatrics: clinical, pathological and genetic correlation

  • Claudia P. CejasEmail author
  • Maria M. Serra
  • David F. Gonzalez Galvez
  • Eliana A. Cavassa
  • Ana L. Taratuto
  • Gabriel A. Vazquez
  • Mario E. L. Massaro
  • Angeles V. Schteinschneider
Pictorial Essay


Pediatric myopathies comprise a very heterogeneous group of disorders that may develop at different ages and affect different muscle groups. Its diagnosis is sometimes difficult and must be confirmed by muscle biopsy and/or genetic analysis. In recent years, muscle involvement patterns observed on MRI have become a valuable tool, aiding clinical diagnosis and enriching pathological and genetic assessments. We selected eight myopathy cases from our institutional database in which the pattern of muscle involvement observed on MRI was almost pathognomonic and could therefore contribute to establishing diagnosis. Muscle biopsy, genetic diagnosis or both confirmed all cases.


Children Congenital myopathies Magnetic resonance imaging Muscular dystrophy Myopathy Pediatric myopathy 


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Conflicts of interest

Dr. Cejas is a speaker (Latin American) for General Electric. Drs. Serra, Galvez, Cavassa, Taratuto, Vazquez, Massaro and Schteinschneider report no conflicts of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claudia P. Cejas
    • 1
    Email author
  • Maria M. Serra
    • 1
  • David F. Gonzalez Galvez
    • 1
  • Eliana A. Cavassa
    • 2
  • Ana L. Taratuto
    • 3
  • Gabriel A. Vazquez
    • 2
  • Mario E. L. Massaro
    • 2
  • Angeles V. Schteinschneider
    • 2
  1. 1.Radiology DepartmentFoundation for Neurological Research Dr. Raúl Carrea (FLENI)Buenos AiresArgentina
  2. 2.Department of NeuropediatricsFoundation for Neurological Research Dr. Raúl Carrea (FLENI)Buenos AiresArgentina
  3. 3.Neuropathology ConsultantFoundation for Neurological Research Dr. Raúl Carrea (FLENI)Buenos AiresArgentina

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