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Gowers' ptosis

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A drooping forward of the head when sitting upright.


A drooping forward of the head when sitting upright. It is seen in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease), poliomyelitis, cervical myelopathy and other conditions.

We thank Allan Prochazka, M.D., M.Sc., Denver VA Medical Center, for information submitted,

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