Muscle fibre size in normal infants, children and adolescents. An autopsy study

W. Aherne, D. R. Ayyar, P. A. Clarke, J. N. Walton

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Abstract

The results are reported of measurements of muscle fibre size, area and diameter in specimens of limb muscle obtained at autopsy from infants and children dying from acute infective illness or as a result of trauma. All observations were carried out upon transverse sections of paraffin-embedded muscle from deltoid, biceps brachii, rectus femoris and gastrocnemius; the results are analysed and are related to body height and growth. There is a steady increase in muscle fibre diameter and area with increasing body size for each muscle examined and we provide figures against which changes in abnormal muscle can be compared.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-182
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of the Neurological Sciences
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1971
Externally publishedYes

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Autopsy
Muscles
Deltoid Muscle
Body Height
Quadriceps Muscle
Body Size
Paraffin
Extremities
Wounds and Injuries
Growth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aging
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Neurology

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Muscle fibre size in normal infants, children and adolescents. An autopsy study. / Aherne, W.; Ayyar, D. R.; Clarke, P. A.; Walton, J. N.

In: Journal of the Neurological Sciences, Vol. 14, No. 2, 01.01.1971, p. 171-182.

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Aherne, W. ; Ayyar, D. R. ; Clarke, P. A. ; Walton, J. N. / Muscle fibre size in normal infants, children and adolescents. An autopsy study. In: Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 1971 ; Vol. 14, No. 2. pp. 171-182.
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