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2022 Sep 15

Br J Neurosurg

Dropped head syndrome in a patient with Parkinson’s disease and inflammatory myopathy, treated with sternocleidomastoid release and circumferential cervical fusion.


Dropped head syndrome (DHS) is a recently recognised cause of cervical spinal deformity and disability. The combination of Parkinson's disease (PD) and inflammatory myopathy in the genesis of DHS has not been previously reported. Furthermore, the optimal surgical treatment of progressive DHS remains undefined.