Isolated neck extensor myopathy: A common cause of dropped head syndrome

J. S. Katz, G. I. Wolfe, D. K. Burns, W. W. Bryan, J. L. Fleckenstein, R. J. Barohn

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Abstract

We report four patients with 'dropped head syndrome,' a recently described nonprogressive myopathy characterized by severe neck extensor weakness. This relatively benign condition may be confused with more ominous neuromuscular disorders that also present with prominent neck weakness. We compared clinical and laboratory data from the patients with dropped head syndrome with findings from patients with head drop caused by other neuromuscular conditions. Patients with 'isolated neck extensor myopathy,' a term we prefer to 'dropped head syndrome,' could be readily identified with electrophysiologic, radiographic, and histologic studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)917-921
Number of pages5
JournalNeurology
Volume46
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1996

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Muscular Diseases
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Katz, J. S., Wolfe, G. I., Burns, D. K., Bryan, W. W., Fleckenstein, J. L., & Barohn, R. J. (1996). Isolated neck extensor myopathy: A common cause of dropped head syndrome. Neurology, 46(4), 917-921.

Isolated neck extensor myopathy : A common cause of dropped head syndrome. / Katz, J. S.; Wolfe, G. I.; Burns, D. K.; Bryan, W. W.; Fleckenstein, J. L.; Barohn, R. J.

In: Neurology, Vol. 46, No. 4, 04.1996, p. 917-921.

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Katz, JS, Wolfe, GI, Burns, DK, Bryan, WW, Fleckenstein, JL & Barohn, RJ 1996, 'Isolated neck extensor myopathy: A common cause of dropped head syndrome', Neurology, vol. 46, no. 4, pp. 917-921.
Katz JS, Wolfe GI, Burns DK, Bryan WW, Fleckenstein JL, Barohn RJ. Isolated neck extensor myopathy: A common cause of dropped head syndrome. Neurology. 1996 Apr;46(4):917-921.
Katz, J. S. ; Wolfe, G. I. ; Burns, D. K. ; Bryan, W. W. ; Fleckenstein, J. L. ; Barohn, R. J. / Isolated neck extensor myopathy : A common cause of dropped head syndrome. In: Neurology. 1996 ; Vol. 46, No. 4. pp. 917-921.
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