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Behavioural Neurology
Volume 15, Issue 1-2, Pages 51-54

A Case of Camptocormia (Bent Spine) Secondary to Early Motor Neuron Disease

Feriha Ozer, Aytul Mutlu, and Hasan Meral

Department of Neurology, Haseki Research and Educational Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Received 3 June 2004; Accepted 3 June 2004

Copyright © 2004 Hindawi Publishing Corporation and the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Camptocormia is a gait disorder, characterized by hyperflexion of thoracolumbar spine which increases on walking, and disappears in the supine position.

A 48 year-old man developed progressive gait deterioration for one year and slight weakness and tremor of both hands for five months. It eventually became apparent that the patient had motor neuron disease, as well as symptoms of extrapyramidal disorder.