Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery

: 2013  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 198--200

Congenital muscular torticollis

Kumar Nilesh1, Srijon Mukherji2 
1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dental Sciences, KIMSDU, Karad, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Calcutta Institute of Maxillofacial Surgery and Research, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Kumar Nilesh
S/o. Dr. R. P. Mishra, Radha Sadan, Raj Guru Path, Bilasi, Deoghar - 814 117, Jharkhand

Congenital muscular torticollis (CMT) is a rare congenital musculoskeletal disorder characterized by unilateral shortening of the sternocleidomastoid muscle (SCM). It presents in newborn infants or young children with reported incidence ranging from 0.3% to 2%. Owing to effective shortening of SCM on the involved side there is ipsilateral head tilt and contralateral rotation of the face and chin. This article reports a case of CMT in a 3½-year-old male child successfully managed by surgical release of the involved SCM followed by physiotherapy.

How to cite this article:
Nilesh K, Mukherji S. Congenital muscular torticollis.Ann Maxillofac Surg 2013;3:198-200

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Nilesh K, Mukherji S. Congenital muscular torticollis. Ann Maxillofac Surg [serial online] 2013 [cited 2021 Jun 22 ];3:198-200
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