Congenital muscular torticollis has an association with MA that can lead to long-term facial asymmetry. 1,12 Unilateral ramal height growth restriction, causing jaw asymmetry, results from CMT due to abnormal muscle forces. Mandibular asymmetry can be identified by . Results: 73% of newborns had one or more asymmetry: torticollis (16%), asymmetry of the mandible (13%), facial asymmetry (42%) and asymmetry of the head (61%). Torticollis was associated with maternal report of the fetus being ‘‘stuck’’ in one intrauterine position for more than 6 weeks before delivery. Moderate facial asymmetryCited by:
Dec 17, · Head tilt in old photographs and facial asymmetry could be strong evidence of congenital SOP. However, there are some debate about the relationship between facial asymmetry and torticollis. Wilson and Hoxie found contralesional hemifacial microsomia in most of . Moderate facial asymmetry was associated with a longer second stage of labour, forceps delivery, a bigger baby and birth trauma. Moderate cranial and mandibular asymmetries were associated with birth trauma. More than one significant asymmetry was found in 10% of newborns. Conclusions: Asymmetries of the head and neck are very common in normal newborns, and sixteen (16%) of Cited by:
Sep 21, · Similarly, facial and skull asymmetry (plagiocephaly or brachycephaly) can occur with torticollis as can gross motor delay, postural asymmetry, balance dysfunction, visual disturbance, and abnormal patterns of movement. What Causes Torticollis? Intrauterine malposition is a common cause of congenital muscular torticollis. The relationship between craniofacial asymmetry, congenital muscular torticollis, and cervical spine subluxation was examined in a study of 30 children who presented to our .