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MRI analysis of muscle/fat index of the superficial and deep neck muscles in an asymptomatic cohort

Barbara Cagnie UGent, Tom Barbe UGent, Pieter Vandemaele UGent, Eric Achten UGent, Dirk Cambier UGent and Lieven Danneels UGent (2009) EUROPEAN SPINE JOURNAL. 18(5). p.704-709
abstract
All muscles of the neck have a role in motion and postural control of the cervical region. The aim of this study was to investigate the difference in muscle/fat index between (1) cervical flexors and extensors and (2) deep and superficial neck muscles. Twenty-six healthy subjects participated in the study. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was used to quantify muscle fat indices in different cervical flexor and extensor muscles at the C4-C5 level. Overall, the ventral muscles had a significantly lower fat content compared with the dorsal muscles (P a parts per thousand currency sign 0.001). For the cervical extensors, significant differences between the muscle/fat index of the deep and superficial muscles were found (P a parts per thousand currency sign 0.001). For the cervical flexors, there were no significant differences between the different muscles. The higher fat content in the dorsal muscles can be explained by a discrepancy in function between the spine extensors and flexors, reflected in a different muscle fiber distribution. The rather small differences between superficial and deep neck muscles are in line with recent findings that have demonstrated that both muscles groups exhibit phasic activity during isometric muscles contractions and the presumption that there is no difference in fiber type distribution between superficial and deep neck muscles.
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Cervical, MRI, Muscle, Fat, CERVICAL EXTENSOR MUSCLES, RESONANCE-IMAGING ANALYSIS, PAIN, SPINE, HEADACHE, STRENGTH, FATIGUE, HUMANS, FIBERS, FAT
journal title
EUROPEAN SPINE JOURNAL
Eur. Spine J.
volume
18
issue
5
pages
704 - 709
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000265788500015
JCR category
ORTHOPEDICS
JCR impact factor
1.956 (2009)
JCR rank
14/56 (2009)
JCR quartile
2 (2009)
ISSN
0940-6719
DOI
10.1007/s00586-009-0898-8
language
English
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yes
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A1
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663889
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-663889
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2009-05-25 10:39:56
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  abstract     = {All muscles of the neck have a role in motion and postural control of the cervical region. The aim of this study was to investigate the difference in muscle/fat index between (1) cervical flexors and extensors and (2) deep and superficial neck muscles. Twenty-six healthy subjects participated in the study. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was used to quantify muscle fat indices in different cervical flexor and extensor muscles at the C4-C5 level. Overall, the ventral muscles had a significantly lower fat content compared with the dorsal muscles (P a parts per thousand currency sign 0.001). For the cervical extensors, significant differences between the muscle/fat index of the deep and superficial muscles were found (P a parts per thousand currency sign 0.001). For the cervical flexors, there were no significant differences between the different muscles. The higher fat content in the dorsal muscles can be explained by a discrepancy in function between the spine extensors and flexors, reflected in a different muscle fiber distribution. The rather small differences between superficial and deep neck muscles are in line with recent findings that have demonstrated that both muscles groups exhibit phasic activity during isometric muscles contractions and the presumption that there is no difference in fiber type distribution between superficial and deep neck muscles.},
  author       = {Cagnie, Barbara and Barbe, Tom and Vandemaele, Pieter and Achten, Eric and Cambier, Dirk and Danneels, Lieven},
  issn         = {0940-6719},
  journal      = {EUROPEAN SPINE JOURNAL},
  keyword      = {Cervical,MRI,Muscle,Fat,CERVICAL EXTENSOR MUSCLES,RESONANCE-IMAGING ANALYSIS,PAIN,SPINE,HEADACHE,STRENGTH,FATIGUE,HUMANS,FIBERS,FAT},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {704--709},
  title        = {MRI analysis of muscle/fat index of the superficial and deep neck muscles in an asymptomatic cohort},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00586-009-0898-8},
  volume       = {18},
  year         = {2009},
}

Chicago
Cagnie, Barbara, Tom Barbe, Pieter Vandemaele, Eric Achten, Dirk Cambier, and Lieven Danneels. 2009. “MRI Analysis of Muscle/fat Index of the Superficial and Deep Neck Muscles in an Asymptomatic Cohort.” European Spine Journal 18 (5): 704–709.
APA
Cagnie, B., Barbe, T., Vandemaele, P., Achten, E., Cambier, D., & Danneels, L. (2009). MRI analysis of muscle/fat index of the superficial and deep neck muscles in an asymptomatic cohort. EUROPEAN SPINE JOURNAL, 18(5), 704–709.
Vancouver
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Cagnie B, Barbe T, Vandemaele P, Achten E, Cambier D, Danneels L. MRI analysis of muscle/fat index of the superficial and deep neck muscles in an asymptomatic cohort. EUROPEAN SPINE JOURNAL. 2009;18(5):704–9.
MLA
Cagnie, Barbara, Tom Barbe, Pieter Vandemaele, et al. “MRI Analysis of Muscle/fat Index of the Superficial and Deep Neck Muscles in an Asymptomatic Cohort.” EUROPEAN SPINE JOURNAL 18.5 (2009): 704–709. Print.