Torticollis: An unusual presentation of spontaneous pneumomediastinum

Benjamin Dekel, Gideon Paret, Amir Vardi, Miriam Katz, Zohar Barzilay

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Torticollis is a common clinical sign encountered by pediatricians in a wide variety of childhood illnesses including those from traumatic, neurologic, infectious, inflammatory, and psychogenic causes. We describe a case of spontaneous pneumomediastinum (SPM) manifested as acute torticollis. To the best of our knowledge, torticollis as a result of spontaneous pneumomediastinum has not yet been described. Pneumomediastinum should be included in the differential diagnosis of torticollis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)352-353
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Emergency Care
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1996


  • Torticollis
  • pneumomediastinum


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