Cervical kyphosis after resolution of myopathic head drop: A case report

J. Howard Jaster, Tulio E. Bertorini, Melanie P. Swims, F. Curtis Dohan, Paul G. Menke, Tibor Becske, Klaus E. Mönkemüller

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Abstract

Study Design. This is a case report. Objectives. To present a case of cervical kyphosis after resolution of myopathic head drop. Summary of Background Data. Myopathic head drop is a severe and persistent focal myopathy that never progresses beyond the neck extensor muscles. Methods. A case is reported of a hospitalized psychiatric patient who experienced the sudden onset of severe neck extensor weakness consistent with myopathic head drop. Results. Although myopathic head drop resolved after 2 years, it left a disabling residual skeletal deformity of the cervical spine. Conclusions. Myopathic head drop may be a cause of cervical kyphosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2023-2025
Number of pages3
JournalSpine
Volume21
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 1996

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Kyphosis
Head
Neck Muscles
Muscular Diseases
Psychiatry
Spine
Neck

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  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Clinical Neurology

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Jaster, J. H., Bertorini, T. E., Swims, M. P., Dohan, F. C., Menke, P. G., Becske, T., & Mönkemüller, K. E. (1996). Cervical kyphosis after resolution of myopathic head drop: A case report. Spine, 21(17), 2023-2025. https://doi.org/10.1097/00007632-199609010-00020

Cervical kyphosis after resolution of myopathic head drop : A case report. / Jaster, J. Howard; Bertorini, Tulio E.; Swims, Melanie P.; Dohan, F. Curtis; Menke, Paul G.; Becske, Tibor; Mönkemüller, Klaus E.

In: Spine, Vol. 21, No. 17, 01.09.1996, p. 2023-2025.

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Jaster, JH, Bertorini, TE, Swims, MP, Dohan, FC, Menke, PG, Becske, T & Mönkemüller, KE 1996, 'Cervical kyphosis after resolution of myopathic head drop: A case report', Spine, vol. 21, no. 17, pp. 2023-2025. https://doi.org/10.1097/00007632-199609010-00020
Jaster, J. Howard ; Bertorini, Tulio E. ; Swims, Melanie P. ; Dohan, F. Curtis ; Menke, Paul G. ; Becske, Tibor ; Mönkemüller, Klaus E. / Cervical kyphosis after resolution of myopathic head drop : A case report. In: Spine. 1996 ; Vol. 21, No. 17. pp. 2023-2025.
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