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Neck pain as a presenting symptom in malignant hypertension.
  1. J Stockwell,
  2. G George
  1. Horton General Hospital NHS Trust, Banbury, Oxfordshire.


    Neck pain, unrelated to trauma, is relatively common and is usually presumed to be musculoskeletal in origin. A patient presented with an unusual and serious cause of neck pain-malignant hypertension. The mechanism of the neck pain may be incipient tonsillar herniation of the cerebellum caused by raised intracranial pressure.

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