Definition of torticollis in English:

torticollis

Line breaks: tor¦ti|col¦lis
Pronunciation: /ˌtɔːtɪˈkɒlɪs
 
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noun

[mass noun] Medicine
  • A condition in which the head becomes persistently turned to one side, often associated with painful muscle spasms. Also called wryneck.
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    • Risk factors associated with positional head deformity are premature birth, hypotonic muscle disorders, congenital torticollis, and intrauterine constraint (such as in multiple gestation or oligohydramnios).
    • In the head and neck region, myofascial pain syndrome with trigger points can manifest as tension headache, tinnitus, temporomandibular joint pain, eye symptoms, and torticollis.
    • Patients receiving injections into the neck muscles for torticollis may therefore develop dysphagia because of diffusion of the toxin into the oropharynx.

Origin

early 19th century: modern Latin, from Latin tortus 'crooked, twisted' + collum 'neck'.

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