Torticollis

@article{Tomczak2013Torticollis,
  title={Torticollis},
  author={Kinga K. Tomczak and N. Paul Rosman},
  journal={Journal of Child Neurology},
  year={2013},
  volume={28},
  pages={365 - 378}
}
Torticollis refers to a twisting of the head and neck caused by a shortened sternocleidomastoid muscle, tipping the head toward the shortened muscle, while rotating the chin in the opposite direction. Torticollis is seen at all ages, from newborns to adults. It can be congenital or postnatally acquired. In this review, we offer a new classification of torticollis, based on its dynamic qualities and pathogenesis. All torticollis can be classified as either nonparoxysmal (nondynamic) or… Expand
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