Congenital Muscular Torticollis: A Case Report
Objective: To discuss a case of congenital muscular torticollis and its presentation, pathophysiology and management.
Design: Case Report
Setting: Tertiary Private Hospital
Results: An 11-year-old girl presented with tilting of head to the right and progressive limitation of head movement since infancy. MRI showed a shortened right sternocleidomastoid muscle. The patient underwent surgical release of torticollis. Full range of motion of the neck was achieved after the surgical management.
Conclusion: Congenital torticollis is a rare condition of the head and neck region. Physicians should be familiar with this entity and its presentation and it should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients with progressive limitation of head movement in order to initiate early treatment and avoid progressive physical deformity.
Keywords: congenital muscular torticollis; familial spasmodic torticollis
Copyright (c) 2019 Publisher
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Copyright transfer (all authors; where the work is not protected by a copyright act e.g. US federal employment at the time of manuscript preparation, and there is no copyright of which ownership can be transferred, a separate statement is hereby submitted by each concerned author). In consideration of the action taken by the Philippine Journal of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery in reviewing and editing this manuscript, I hereby assign, transfer and convey all rights, title and interest in the work, including copyright ownership, to the Philippine Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Inc. (PSOHNS) in the event that this work is published by the PSOHNS. In making this assignment of ownership, I understand that all accepted manuscripts become the permanent property of the PSOHNS and may not be published elsewhere without written permission from the PSOHNS unless shared under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) license.