Dropped head syndrome (DHS) is a rare condition, characterised by weakness of the cervical paraspinal muscles with sagging of the head It is usually seen in association with neurological disorders and rarely can follow radiotherapy We report a case of a 54-year-old man survivor of Hodgkin lymphoma (HL), who developed DHS 28 years after radiotherapy He was referred to our department due to progressive weakness and atrophy of cervical paraspinal and shoulder girdle musculature Physical and neurophysiological examination, electromyography and MRI confirmed the diagnosis of DHS In the following years, there was no progression of symptoms.

Di Stefano V., Attanasi C., Ferrante C., Di Muzio A. (2018). Late onset of dropped head syndrome following mantle radiation therapy for Hodgkin lymphoma. BMJ CASE REPORT, 11(1), 1-4 [10.1136/bcr-2018-226822].

Late onset of dropped head syndrome following mantle radiation therapy for Hodgkin lymphoma

Di Stefano V.
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2018-01-01

Abstract

Dropped head syndrome (DHS) is a rare condition, characterised by weakness of the cervical paraspinal muscles with sagging of the head It is usually seen in association with neurological disorders and rarely can follow radiotherapy We report a case of a 54-year-old man survivor of Hodgkin lymphoma (HL), who developed DHS 28 years after radiotherapy He was referred to our department due to progressive weakness and atrophy of cervical paraspinal and shoulder girdle musculature Physical and neurophysiological examination, electromyography and MRI confirmed the diagnosis of DHS In the following years, there was no progression of symptoms.
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Di Stefano V., Attanasi C., Ferrante C., Di Muzio A. (2018). Late onset of dropped head syndrome following mantle radiation therapy for Hodgkin lymphoma. BMJ CASE REPORT, 11(1), 1-4 [10.1136/bcr-2018-226822].
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