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Differential Diagnosis and Management of Abnormal Posture of the Head and Neck

Other Title
사경의 감별 진단 및 치료
Authors
임, 신영; 이, 일영; 박, 명철; 김, 장희
Citation
Taehan Ŭisa Hyŏphoe chi, 52(7):705-718, 2009
Journal Title
Taehan Ŭisa Hyŏphoe chi; Journal of the Korean Medical Association; 대한의사협회지
ISSN
1975-84562093-5951
Abstract
Abnormal posture of the head and neck can happen to anybody from neonates to adults, which requires appropriate interventions according to etiologies. Congenital muscular torticollis is the most common cause of abnormal posture of the head and neck in infancy, where early intervention as soon as possible is critical for better therapeutic outcome. Childhood laterocollis is heterogeneous condition, which needs etiological diagnosis for the proper management. Cervical dystonia is the most common form of focal dystonia and an overview on clinical presentations and therapeutic options including chemodenervation with botulinum toxin injection was provided. Abnormal posture of the head and neck of acute onset could be a sign of serious conditions and needs differential diagnosis.
Keywords
Congenital muscular torticollisCervical dystoniaAcute torticollisLaterocollisSuperior oblique palsy
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Journal Papers > School of Medicine / Graduate School of Medicine > Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Journal Papers > School of Medicine / Graduate School of Medicine > Pathology
Journal Papers > School of Medicine / Graduate School of Medicine > Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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임, 신영이, 일영박, 명철김, 장희
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