Anterocollis: Clinical features and treatment options

Spiridon Papapetropoulos, Alexander Tuchman, Cenk Sengun, Angella Russell, Georgia Mitsi, Carlos Singer

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Abstract

Background: Anterocollis (AC) is a form of cervical dystonia (CD) that produces patterned, repetitive muscle contractions that result in neck flexion. It has been mainly described in the context of parkinsonian movement disorders including Parkinson's disease and multiple system atrophy. Material/Methods: We performed a review of consecutive AC patients seen in our Movement Disorders Clinic over a 15-year period. The diagnosis of AC was based on degree of abnormal neck anteroflexion. Results: Out of 399 CD patients 27 (6.8%) had features of AC. AC was more prevalent in women (67.3%). It was associated with neuroleptic exposure, PD and a family history of movement/neurological disorder. No definite cases with MSA and AC were described in our cohort. Botulinum toxin injections and tetrabenazine produced clinical improvement. Conclusions: The demographic and phenotypic features and treatment outcomes of AC in our cohort were somewhat different from other types of CD.

Original languageEnglish
JournalMedical Science Monitor
Volume14
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2008

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Torticollis
Movement Disorders
Neck
Tetrabenazine
Multiple System Atrophy
Botulinum Toxins
Parkinsonian Disorders
Muscle Contraction
Nervous System Diseases
Antipsychotic Agents
Parkinson Disease
Therapeutics
Demography
Injections

Keywords

  • Antecolllis
  • Anterocollis
  • Botulinum toxin
  • Cervical dystonia
  • Clinical characteristics
  • Risk factors

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Papapetropoulos, S., Tuchman, A., Sengun, C., Russell, A., Mitsi, G., & Singer, C. (2008). Anterocollis: Clinical features and treatment options. Medical Science Monitor, 14(9).

Anterocollis : Clinical features and treatment options. / Papapetropoulos, Spiridon; Tuchman, Alexander; Sengun, Cenk; Russell, Angella; Mitsi, Georgia; Singer, Carlos.

In: Medical Science Monitor, Vol. 14, No. 9, 01.09.2008.

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Papapetropoulos, S, Tuchman, A, Sengun, C, Russell, A, Mitsi, G & Singer, C 2008, 'Anterocollis: Clinical features and treatment options', Medical Science Monitor, vol. 14, no. 9.
Papapetropoulos S, Tuchman A, Sengun C, Russell A, Mitsi G, Singer C. Anterocollis: Clinical features and treatment options. Medical Science Monitor. 2008 Sep 1;14(9).
Papapetropoulos, Spiridon ; Tuchman, Alexander ; Sengun, Cenk ; Russell, Angella ; Mitsi, Georgia ; Singer, Carlos. / Anterocollis : Clinical features and treatment options. In: Medical Science Monitor. 2008 ; Vol. 14, No. 9.
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