CT-Scanning of Skeletal Muscles in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

  • G. Küther
  • S. O. Rodiek
  • A. Struppler
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 209)


A characteristic feature of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is the disseminated atrophy of skeletal muscles. Although clinical diagnosis is based on this symptom, its exact documentation remains a problem. Clinical observation allows only a qualitative description. Due to variable amounts of adipose tissue, even a quantitative assessment, such as that normally done by tape measurements, provides imprecise results. Occasionally, selected atrophy may escape clinical as well as electrophysiological examination.


Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Patient Muscular Atrophy Individual Muscle Pseudohypertrophic Muscular Dystrophy 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Küther
    • 1
  • S. O. Rodiek
    • 1
  • A. Struppler
    • 1
  1. 1.Neurologischen Klinik der TechnischenUniversität MünchenMünchen 80West Germany

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