Tortícolis

La tortícolis es un tipo de distonía (contracciones musculares prolongadas) en que los músculos del cuello, particularmente el músculo esternocleidomastoideo, se contraen involuntariamente y hacen que se incline la cabeza. Se puede producir sin causa aparente (idiopática), puede ser genética (hereditaria) o adquirida como consecuencia de una lesión al sistema nervioso o a los músculosTortícolis

Revision

Last reviewed 5/21/2012 by Luc Jasmin, MD, PhD, Department of Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, and Department of Anatomy at UCSF, San Francisco, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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