Relationship between clinical parameters and brain structure in sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients according to onset type: A voxel-based morphometric study
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Sporadic ALS subtypes show different patterns of brain atrophy. Neural networks related to limb and bulbar motor functions in each ALS subtype may underlie their distinct patterns of cerebral atrophy. That is, more extensive cortical and subcortical atrophy is correlated with greater ALSFRS-R severity and shorter disease duration in the bulbar-onset subtype and may explain the poor prognosis of these patients.