Camptocormia (bent spine syndrome)

Case contributed by Dr Inger Roug


73 year old male with Parkinson's disease presents with low back pain for 6 months and "chronic antalgia".

Patient Data

Age: 73
Gender: Male

Camptocormia (bent spine syndrome) - chronic forward flexion of the trunk in the standing position.

Case Discussion

Camptocormia is an extreme forward flexion of the trunk in the standing position, which increases while walking and disappears in the supine position. It is associated with a number of conditions, such as dystonia, Tourette syndrome, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, myopathy, myositis, multiple system atrophy and Parkinson's disease. The prevalence of camptocormia in Parkinson's disease ranges from 3% to 18%.

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Case information

rID: 46104
Published: 26th Jul 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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