A case of isolated neck extensor myopathy responding favorably to immunotherapy

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review


We report on a case of a 79-year-old man with dropped head syndrome, where diagnostic tests, ruling out other differential diagnoses, confirmed the relatively rarely occurring condition known as isolated neck extensor myopathy. Biopsy of the neck extensor musculature was with classical pronounced fibrosis, without signs of myositis. The patient was treated with 3 cycles of corticosteroids with pronounced clinical improvement of his symptoms. This emphasizes the importance of considering isolated neck extensor myopathy as a differential diagnosis when encountered with a patient with dropped head syndrome and the importance of trying therapy with corticosteroids even when myositis is absent.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)73-6
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013


Dive into the research topics of 'A case of isolated neck extensor myopathy responding favorably to immunotherapy'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this