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Clinical and Radiological Aspects of Myopathies

CT Scanning · EMG · Radioisotopes

  • Jan A. L. Bulcke
  • Albert L. Baert

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Jan A. L. Bulcke, Albert L. Baert
    Pages 1-6
  3. Jan A. L. Bulcke, Albert L. Baert
    Pages 7-25
  4. Jan A. L. Bulcke, Albert L. Baert
    Pages 39-43
  5. Jan A. L. Bulcke, Albert L. Baert
    Pages 83-111
  6. Jan A. L. Bulcke, Albert L. Baert
    Pages 113-149
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 169-190

About this book

Introduction

One of the most puzzling and striking features of many of the genetically­ determined progressive neuromuscular diseases such as the spinal muscular atrophies and the muscular dystrophies is that muscular wasting and weak­ ness in these cases is curiously selective, at least in the early stages, pick­ ing out certain skeletal muscles and sparing others. The diagnosis of these conditions has largely depended in the past upon the recognition of specific patterns of involvement of individual muscles and muscle groups, taken along with information derived from the mode of inheritance within the in­ dividual family and the results of special investigations. The investigations of most value have proved to be serum enzyme studies, electromyography and related techniques, and muscle biopsy. The advent of CT scanning has, however, introduced a new dimension; as the authors of this interesting monograph have clearly demonstrated, it is now possible, using the whole­ body scanner, to define patterns of muscular atrophy in the limbs and trunk much more precisely than by any other method. Not only does this techni­ que demonstrate which muscles are involved, but the changes in relative density provide useful information about the severity of the process and about the progress of the disease if the studies are performed serially. This monograph is pleasantly written and most attractively illustrated.

Keywords

CT Muskelerkrankung Schichtaufnahmeverfahren biopsy classification cognition computed tomography (CT) diagnosis diseases muscle skeletal muscle tomography

Authors and affiliations

  • Jan A. L. Bulcke
    • 1
  • Albert L. Baert
    • 2
  1. 1.K. U. Leuven, Department of Neurology and NeurosurgeryUniversitaire ZiekenhuizenLeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.K. U. Leuven, Department of RadiologyUniversitaire ZiekenhuizenLeuvenBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-02354-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-02356-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-02354-9
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