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Electromyographic studies in a case of foramen magnum meningioma
  1. J. A. Liveson2,
  2. J. Ransohoff,
  3. J. Goodgold
  1. Electrodiagnostic Department, Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, New York, U.S.A.
  2. The Department of Neurosurgery, New York University Medical Center, New York, U.S.A.


    Atrophy of muscles innervated by the lower cervical cord is a well-known feature in patients with foramen magnum tumours. Electromyographic evidence of denervation in the atrophic muscles is presented. The significance and possible mechanisms are reviewed and discussed.

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    • 2 Present address and reprint requests: Dr. Liveson, Department of Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1300 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx, New York 10461, U.S.A.

    • 1 This study was supported by Grant No. 8-0162-814 from the John A. Hartford Foundation and supported in part under the designation of the New York University Medical Center as a Rehabilitation, Research and Training Center, by the Social and Rehabilitation Service, Department of Health, Education and Welfare.

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