Case report: An unusual cause of dysphagia.
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Authors: Mead, R., Scott, M., Parker, I. and Allen, S.C.
Journal: CME Geriatric Medicine
We describe an 80 year old lady presenting with a six week history of neck pain, progressing to painless severe neck weakness and dysphagia. The absence of other positive symptoms, or tests, and an EMG consistent with a myopathic process, confirmed the diagnosis of dropped head syndrome secondary to an isolated neck extensor myopathy. A trial of steroids for one month was of subjective benefit only.