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hatchet faceThe characteristic physiognomy of advanced myotonic dystrophy; the face is drawn and lugubrious, with hollowing of muscles around temples and jaws; eyes are 'hooded,' lower lip droops, and global weakness of facial muscles, causes sagging of lower face, accompanied by marked wasting of the neck muscles, especially the flexors, which imparts a 'swan-neck' appearance; HF may be seen in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Curschmann-Batten-Steiner syndrome.
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