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Descriptor English: Torticollis
Descriptor Spanish: Tortícolis
Descriptor Portuguese: Torcicolo
Descriptor French: Torticolis
Entry term(s): Cervical Dystonia
Intermittent Torticollis
Psychogenic Torticollis
Spasmodic Torticollis
Torticollis, Intermittent
Torticollis, Psychogenic
Torticollis, Spasmodic
Wryneck
Tree number(s): C10.228.662.300.750
C10.597.350.300.800
C23.888.592.350.300.800
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014103
Scope note: A symptom, not a disease, of a twisted neck. In most instances, the head is tipped toward one side and the chin rotated toward the other. The involuntary muscle contractions in the neck region of patients with torticollis can be due to congenital defects, trauma, inflammation, tumors, and neurological or other factors.
Annotation:
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
DeCS ID: 14493
Unique ID: D014103
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2001/07/25
Torticollis - Preferred
Concept UI M0021710
Scope note A symptom, not a disease, of a twisted neck. In most instances, the head is tipped toward one side and the chin rotated toward the other. The involuntary muscle contractions in the neck region of patients with torticollis can be due to congenital defects, trauma, inflammation, tumors, and neurological or other factors.
Preferred term Torticollis
Entry term(s) Wryneck
Spasmodic Torticollis - Narrower
Concept UI M0380712
Scope note A twisted neck symptom that is caused by the spasmodic involuntary muscle contractions in the neck region.
Preferred term Spasmodic Torticollis
Entry term(s) Torticollis, Spasmodic
Cervical Dystonia - Broader
Concept UI M0381453
Scope note A common form of DYSTONIA due to involuntary sustained or spasmodic, repetitive muscle contractions in the neck region. According to the position of the twisted neck and head, cervical dystonia can be categorized as torticollis, laterocollis, retrocollis, and a combination of these abnormal postures.
Preferred term Cervical Dystonia
Torticollis, Psychogenic - Narrower
Concept UI M0336240
Preferred term Torticollis, Psychogenic
Entry term(s) Psychogenic Torticollis
Torticollis, Intermittent - Narrower
Concept UI M0336239
Preferred term Torticollis, Intermittent
Entry term(s) Intermittent Torticollis



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