Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2008 , Vol 54 , Num 3

Monomelik Amyotrofi: Olgu Sunumu

İlknur Aktaş 1 ,Tomris Albay 2 ,Osman Hakan Gündüz 3 ,Gülseren Akyüz 4
1 Fatih Sultan Mehmet Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Kliniği, İstanbul, Türkiye
2 Saygı Hastanesi, Nöroloji Kliniği, İstanbul
3 Marmara Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul, Türkiye
4 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Marmara University Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey

Monomelic amyotrophy (MMA) is a benign motor neuron disorder. MMA is usually restricted to the upper limb, lower limb involvement is rare. MMA should be considered in differential diagnosis in patients presenting with amyotrophy involving lower and upper extremity behind other diagnosis. A rehabilitative approach can be useful for these patients to compensate for the atrophy and decreased muscle strength. In this report, we discussed the clinical and electrophysiological features of two cases with MMA and the literature is reviewed. 

Keywords : Monomelic amyotrophy, lower extremity, upper extremity, motor neuropathy