congenital muscular torticollis


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Related to congenital muscular torticollis: plagiocephaly

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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