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Torticollis

A symptom, not a disease, of a twisted neck. In most instances, the head is tipped toward one side and the chin rotated toward the other. The involuntary muscle contractions in the neck region of patients with torticollis can be due to congenital defects, trauma, inflammation, tumors, and neurological or other factors.

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Tree Number(s): C10.228.662.300.750, C10.597.350.300.800, C23.888.592.350.300.800

MeSH Unique ID: D014103

Entry Terms:

  • Wryneck
  • Spasmodic Torticollis
  • Torticollis, Spasmodic
  • Cervical Dystonia
  • Torticollis, Psychogenic
  • Psychogenic Torticollis
  • Torticollis, Intermittent
  • Intermittent Torticollis

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