Magnetic resonance image in oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy

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In the past decade, muscle magnetic resonance image (MRI) has proved to be useful for diagnosis and follow-up in many muscle dystrophies. Oculopharyngeal muscle dystrophy (OPMD) is an autosomal dominant inherited muscle dystrophy characterized by late onset of progressive ptosis, dysphagia and lower limb weakness. There are only a few articles describing the skeletal muscle findings on MRI scans in a small number of patients with OPMD. We are conducting an international and multicentric study with the objective of describing the pattern of fat infiltration in muscle imaging in a large cohort of patients, and correlating it with clinical function.

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