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Head-wag autotomography of the upper cervical spine in infantile torticollis.
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PMID:  9634465     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Infants with torticollis require evaluation of the entire cervical spine for vertebral anomalies as part of the work-up, but open-mouth views to assess occiput to C2 are difficult to obtain. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate a "head wag" autotomographic technique for the frontal projection of this region. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty infants under one year of age were evaluated using this technique. RESULTS: Sixteen of 20 could be adequately evaluated using this simple, low-radiation-dose procedure. CONCLUSION: For infants with torticollis in whom vertebral anomalies need to be excluded, the "head wag" technique is useful.
L R Kuhns; R T Loder; E Rogers; D Anderson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric radiology     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0301-0449     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Radiol     Publication Date:  1998 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-08-14     Completed Date:  1998-08-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0365332     Medline TA:  Pediatr Radiol     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  464-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatric Radiology, University of Michigan Hospitals, 1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cervical Vertebrae / abnormalities,  radiography*
Radiation Protection
Torticollis / radiography*

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