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Dropped Head Syndrome MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Dropped Head Syndrome
Tree Number(s)
C05.651.515.500
C10.597.613.593.500
C23.550.695.500
C23.888.592.608.593.500
Unique ID
D000094222
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000094222
Scope Note
Condition characterized by sagging of the head due to severe NECK MUSCLES weakness in the back of the neck. It may result in severe cervical KYPHOSIS called chin-on-chest deformity. Dropped head syndrome is most often associated with other diseases, e.g., PARKINSON'S DISEASE; STROKES; HEAD AND NECK CANCER; and ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS.
Entry Term(s)
Chin-on-Chest Deformity
Previous Indexing
Muscle Weakness (1996-2022)
Public MeSH Note
2023
History Note
2023
Date Established
2023/01/01
Date of Entry
2022/07/08
Revision Date
2022/05/23
Dropped Head Syndrome Preferred
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