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Posterior Neck Weakness

Differential Diagnosis Associated Disorders
  • Aberrant internal carotid artery: Ischemic stroke 3

    Gowers: Head ptosis in ALS

Focal myopathy


POSTERIOR NECK WEAKNESS: MRI Scans

Atrophy & fatty change of neck extensors (Arrow),
Semispinalis capitis & Splenius capitis
Gadolinium uptake in
superficial paraspinous muscle (Arrow)



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1. Neurology 1996;46:917-921
2. Muscle & Nerve 1999;22:1146-1150
3. Ann Int Med 2003;139:E82


1/6/2016