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Value of sphincter electromyography in the diagnosis of multiple system atrophy.

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It is clinically important, to distinguish between idiopathic Parkinson's disease (IPD) and multiple system atrophy (MSA) not only because of the implications for prognosis but also because urinary incontinence is often an early troublesome feature of MSA and by making the correct neurological diagnosis inappropriate urological surgery may be avoided. Onuf's nucleus in the sacral cord is the location of the anterior horn cells innervating the sphincters, and it is among central nervous system...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience
Chandiramani, VA More by this author
Fowler, CJ More by this author
Journal:
Muscle and nerve
Volume:
20
Issue:
11
Pages:
1396-1403
Publication date:
1997-11-05
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EISSN:
1097-4598
ISSN:
0148-639X
URN:
uuid:c39e8b5a-299c-4d92-baf2-c2cf761897eb
Source identifiers:
387053
Local pid:
pubs:387053

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