congenital muscular torticollis


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congenital muscular torticollis

Congenital fibrosis of the sternocleidomastoid muscle in the newborn, causing rotation of the infant's head to the opposite side. The condition usually becomes evident in the first 2 weeks of life. Treatments include physical therapy or, in refractory cases, surgical division of the muscle. Synonym: fibromatosis colli
See also: torticollis
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Therapeutic effect of microcurrent therapy in infants with congenital muscular torticollis.
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Emery C (1994): The determinants of treatment duration for congenital muscular torticollis.
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