Childhood‐onset oculopharyngodistal myopathy with chronic intestinal pseudo‐obstruction

Anthony A. Amato, Carlayne E. Jackson, Larry W. Ridings, Richard J. Barohn

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Oculopharyngodistal myopathy is characterized by the adult onset of ptosis, external ophthalmoplegia, dysphagia, and distal weakness. Although dysphagia is common, other gastrointestinal involvement has not been described. We report a case with childhood onset who developed chronic intestinal pseudo‐obstruction. Other myopathies associated with ophthalmoplegia and intestinal pseudo‐obstruction such as mitochondrial cytopathies were excluded. Whether oculopharyngodistal myopathy is a variant of oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy or a distinct neuromusclar disorder is unknown and requires further study. © 1995 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)842-847
Number of pages6
JournalMuscle & Nerve
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1995


  • chronic intestinal pseudo‐obstruction
  • oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy
  • oculopharyngodistal myopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Physiology (medical)
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Physiology


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