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Plast Reconstr Surg. 1997 Apr;99(4):1147-50.

Congenital muscular torticollis: is heredity a possible factor in a family with five torticollis patients in three generations?

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Clinic of Plastic Surgery, TCDD Ankara Railway Hospital, Turkey.


Although the clinical features of congenital muscular torticollis are well known, the cause of this disorder still remains hypothetical. The role of heredity is not well established, because there have been only a few studies on it. We presented a family in which five members suffer from CMT in three generations, two of whom were operated on. According to the pattern in the pedigree, probably an autosomal dominant condition could be considered.

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