Study design: This is a case report.
Objectives: To present a case of cervical kyphosis after resolution of myopathic head drop.
Summary of background data: Myopathic head drop is a severe and persistent local myopathy that never progresses beyond the neck extensor muscles.
Methods: A case is reported of a hospitalized psychiatric patient who experienced the sudden onset of severe neck extensor weakness consistent with myopathic head drop.
Results: Although myopathic head drop resolved after 2 years, it left a disabling residual skeletal deformity of the cervical spine.
Conclusions: Myopathic head drop may be a cause of cervical kyphosis.