We report a 33-yr-old man with an unusual neuromuscular disorder characterized by progressive generalized weakness of 3 yr duration whose muscle biopsy showed a double ring appearance in most muscle fibers. This double ring appearance was due to a peripheral outer sarcoplasmic mass and an inner ring of annular myofibrils surrounding a core of normal longitudinally oriented myofibrils. Nerve conduction studies were normal. Electromyography showed fibrillations, positive waves, and increased brief duration, low amplitude, polyphasic potentials.

An adult-onset myopathy characterized by a double ring appearance of muscle fibers.

TONIN, PAOLA;
1991

Abstract

We report a 33-yr-old man with an unusual neuromuscular disorder characterized by progressive generalized weakness of 3 yr duration whose muscle biopsy showed a double ring appearance in most muscle fibers. This double ring appearance was due to a peripheral outer sarcoplasmic mass and an inner ring of annular myofibrils surrounding a core of normal longitudinally oriented myofibrils. Nerve conduction studies were normal. Electromyography showed fibrillations, positive waves, and increased brief duration, low amplitude, polyphasic potentials.
adult-onset myopathy; muscle biopsy; double ring; annular myofibrils
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