, Volume 24, Issue 3, pp 357–361

Pseudodysphagia Due to Omohyoid Muscle Syndrome

Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00455-008-9206-8

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Kim, L., Kwon, H. & Pyun, SB. Dysphagia (2009) 24: 357. doi:10.1007/s00455-008-9206-8


Omohyoid muscle syndrome (OMS) is a rare clinical condition that has the pathognomonic feature of the appearance of a lateral neck mass when swallowing due to dysfunction of the omohyoid muscle (OH). We present two cases of typical OMS with electrophysiologic and dynamic imaging studies. The study results indicate that OMS is caused mainly by the loosening of the fascial attachment to the intermediate tendon of the OH. The characteristic clinical features and pathomechanism underlying OMS are also discussed.


DeglutitionOmohyoid muscle syndromeDysphagiaUltrasonographySwallowing electromyographyDeglutition disorders

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationKorea University Anam Hospital, Korea University College of MedicineSeoulRepublic of Korea