Hirayama Disease: A Short Review

For some reason, lately we have gotten several requests to perform flexion MRI studies of the cervical spine to rule out Hirayama disease.  Here is a short presentation that one of our fellows, Dr. Janica Walden, prepared on this topic.

Hirayama Disease (NXPowerLite)

Hirayama Disease: A Short Review
Mauricio Castillo • Univ of North Carolina

I am Division Chief of Neuroradiology at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. In addition, I am a Professor of Radiology and the current Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Neuroradiology. I trained in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Miami and was a Neuroradiology fellow at Emory University.

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  • August 19, 2010 at 10:45 am

    Here is another case, this time a very good example, of Hirayama disease that we had last week. It shows the prominent, enhancing, and vessel containing posterior subarachnoid space compressing the spinal cord. On the axial T2 image the cord is compressed (atrophied?).

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