Longitudinal Followup Study of Ultrasonography in Congenital Muscular Torticollis

@article{Tang2002LongitudinalFS,
  title={Longitudinal Followup Study of Ultrasonography in Congenital Muscular Torticollis},
  author={Simon F. T. Tang and K H Hsu and Alice M. K. Wong and Chih-Chin Hsu and Chia-Hsieh Chang},
  journal={Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research},
  year={2002},
  volume={1},
  pages={179-185}
}
High-resolution ultrasonography was used to examine affected sternocleidomastoid muscles in patients with congenital muscular torticollis at different times. Thirty-one female and 42 male patients were recruited and classified as having one of four types of fibrosis based on the sonograms. Compared with initial assessment, 22 (95.6%) patients with Type I fibrosis and 22 (57.9%) patients with Type II fibrosis had a change in classification at the end of the study. Among the patients with Type I… Expand

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Torticollis is a clinical sign or symptom that could be the result of a variety of underlying disorders. Among the etiologies, Congenital muscular torticollis (CMT) with impairment of… Expand
ConditionsTorticollis Congenital, Wryneck
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