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Adult cases of congenital muscular torticollis successfully treated with botulinum toxin†
Article first published online: 25 OCT 2010
Copyright © 2010 Movement Disorder Society
Volume 25, Issue 14, pages 2453–2456, 30 October 2010
How to Cite
Bouchard, M., Chouinard, S. and Suchowersky,, a. O. (2010), Adult cases of congenital muscular torticollis successfully treated with botulinum toxin. Mov. Disord., 25: 2453–2456. doi: 10.1002/mds.23371
- Issue published online: 25 OCT 2010
- Article first published online: 25 OCT 2010
- Manuscript Accepted: 5 JUL 2010
- Manuscript Revised: 11 MAY 2010
- Manuscript Received: 7 APR 2010
- congenital muscular torticollis;
- cervical dystonia;
- botulinum toxin;
Congenital muscular torticollis (CMT) is the most common cause of torticollis in childhood. This condition is usually recognized and successfully treated in infancy, but may persist in adulthood, particularly if not treated. In adult patients, CMT can be differentiated from idiopathic cervical dystonia by the frequent association with facial asymmetry, presence of a cord-like sternocleiodmastoid muscle (SCM), absence of head tremor, lack of sensory trick, and head tilt since infancy. We describe 3 patients with persistent CMT, who were successfully treated with botulinum toxin injections with long lasting benefit. © 2010 Movement Disorder Society.