Kongenitaler muskulairer tortikollis im erwachsenenalter

Translated title of the contribution: Adult presentation of congenital muscular torticollis

Christine Klein, H. B. Gehl, J. Hagenah, P. Trillenberg, P. Vieregge


We describe two patients who first presented with congenital muscular torticollis (CMT) at ages of 32 and 47 years, respectively. Characteristic features included fixed torticollis since neonatal period, ineffectiveness of sensory tricks, cord-like consistency particularly of the clavicular portion of the sternocleidomastoid muscle on palpation due to fibrosis that can be visialized on magnetic resonance imaging. Careful history taking and documentation of abnormal head postures on childhood photographs may point to CMT that is to be included in the differential diagnosis of non-dystonic torticollis in adults. There is no indication for local injections of Betulinum toxin in this condition.

Translated title of the contributionAdult presentation of congenital muscular torticollis
Original languageGerman
Issue number8
Pages (from-to)355-358
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 10.1998


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