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Torticollis MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Torticollis
Tree Number(s)
C23.888.592.350.300.800
Unique ID
D014103
RDF Unique Identifier
http://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.
Entry Term(s)
Cervical Dystonia
Spasmodic Torticollis
Torticollis, Intermittent
Torticollis, Psychogenic
Wryneck
NLM Classification #
WE 708
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2020/05/27
Torticollis Preferred
Cervical Dystonia Broader
Torticollis, Psychogenic Narrower
Torticollis, Intermittent Narrower
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