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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