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Derakhshan N, Rahimikhorrami A. Reversal of Degenerative Changes in Cervical Spine Following Bipolar Release in a Neglected Case of Congenital Muscular Torticollis. Iran J Neurosurg. 2020; 6 (2) :1-1
URL: http://irjns.org/article-1-195-en.html
1- Shiraz university of medical science
2- Shiraz university of medical science , dr.rahimikhorrami@gmail.com
Abstract:   (156 Views)
Congenital muscular torticollis (CMT) is a common cause of torticollis in children.
Despite the ease in diagnosis in management, rare cases may be neglected and
untreated which may not only impose cosmetic problems for the individual, but also
affects the cervical spine with accelerated degeneration. Most patients with CMT can
be managed non-surgically with medical and physical therapies, and surgery is
indicated in a small portion while non-surgical attempts are unsuccessful.
Here in, we are reporting a 16-year-old female with neglected CMT, and neck pain
secondary to severe degenerative changes. We believe that neglected and untreated
CMT cases may present with accelerated spine degeneration and surgical intervention
should be considered promptly to reverse this process. Surgical intervention not only
produces good cosmetic results but also reverses the degeneration process and
protects the patient from disabling deformities, later in life.
Type of Study: Case report | Subject: Functional Neurosurgery

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