Bilateral trapezius hypertrophy with dystonia and atrophy

Eng-King Tan; Yew-Long Lo; Thomas, John; Ling-Ling Chan
June 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/5/2007, Vol. 176 Issue 12, p1702
Academic Journal
The article presents the case of a 50-year-old woman with bilateral trapezius hypertrophy dystonia and atrophy. Symptoms of progressive neck pain and stiffness were recorded after a whiplash injury sustained in a motor vehicle crash. Findings on her physical examination identify bilateral sternocleidomastoid wasting with trapezius spasm (dystonia) and hyperthrophy. Though her pain and spasm were considerably reduced after treatment with botulinum toxin, further injections are required.


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