Torticollis in Infants



- Diff Dx: in Infants:
    - pterygium colli;
    - bronchial cleft cysts;
    - tumor:
           - cystic hygroma;
           - thyroid teratomas;
           - tumors of spinal cord and or posterior cranial fossa;
           - chordoma;
    - congenital anomalies of C-spine:
           - unilateral absence of lateral mass of Atlas;
           - posterior fossa masses;
           - Klippel feil syndrome
    - opthalmologic dz that may require child to tilt head to see normally;
           - superior oblique palsy of the ocular muscle;
    - syringomyelia;
    - dystonia musculorum deformans



Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 4:52 pm