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Torticollis due to atlantoaxial rotatory fixation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18178438     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Torticollis due to atlantoaxial rotatory fixation (AARF) is rare. Most cases are idiopathic or occur after infection or minor trauma. AARF can cause neurologic deficits, and patients often present with torticollis that fails to resolve. AARF should be excluded before idiopathic spasmodic torticollis is diagnosed. Computed tomography helps in confirming AARF, and early diagnosis can improve outcomes, although treatment is debatable. We present three children and one adult with AARF and review the literature.
Yi-Fen Wang; Michael Mu-Huo Teng; Ying-Chou Sun; Wei-Hsin Yuan; Cheng-Yen Chang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0967-5868     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Neurosci     Publication Date:  2008 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-02-11     Completed Date:  2008-06-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9433352     Medline TA:  J Clin Neurosci     Country:  Scotland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  316-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, 201, Sec 2, Shih-Pai Road, Peitou District, Taipei 11217 Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Atlanto-Axial Joint / injuries,  physiopathology*
Image Processing, Computer-Assisted / methods
Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods
Torticollis / etiology*,  pathology

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