Congenital torticollis caused by unilateral absence of the sternocleidomastoid muscle

Subha Raman, Deepak Takhtani, E. Christine Wallace

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Abstract

Congenital torticollis is most commonly caused by benign fibrosis of the sternocleidomastoid muscle. Absence of the sternocleidomastoid muscle is a rare cause of congenital torticollis. There have been fewer than a dozen reported cases of agenesis of the sternocleidomastoid muscle. We describe a case of congenital absence of the sternocleidomastoid diagnosed by US and confirmed on MRI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-79
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric radiology
Volume39
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

Keywords

  • Agenesis
  • Sternocleidomastoid
  • Sternomastoid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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