Denervation changes in muscles

Denervation changes in muscles can be observed in a number of settings.

Radiographic features

  • in the very early stage, muscle signal may be normal
  • earliest change is increased T2 signal (best seen on a fat saturated T2WI such as STIR)
  • chronic changes are marked by muscle atrophy and fatty infiltration with increase in T1 signal

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rID: 1208
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Denervation muscle changes

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  • Parsonage Turner:...
    Case 1: Parsonage Turner syndrome
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  • Case 2 : quadrilateral space syndrome
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