Retrocollis: Classification, clinical phenotype, treatment outcomes and risk factors

Spiridon Papapetropoulos, Sheila Baez, Jennifer Zitser, Cenk Sengun, Carlos Singer

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Abstract

Retrocollis (RC) is a form of cervical dystonia (CD) that produces patterned, repetitive muscle contractions that result in neck extension. We performed a review of consecutive CD patients seen in our Division over a 15-year period. Out of 399 CD patients, 59 (14.8%) had features of RC. Pain was very frequently reported among patients (∼80%). RC was frequently associated with neuroleptic exposure (20.3%) and a history of head/neck trauma (23.7%). Of patients injected with botulinum toxin type A, 24.5% reported excellent, 32.1% moderate, 16.9% mild and 24.5% no response to injections. Oral antidystonic medications had limited contribution to symptom relief.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-75
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Neurology
Volume59
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007

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Torticollis
Phenotype
Neck
Type A Botulinum Toxins
Muscle Contraction
Craniocerebral Trauma
Antipsychotic Agents
Pain
Injections

Keywords

  • Botulinum toxin
  • Cervical dystonia
  • Clinical characteristics
  • Retrocollis
  • Risk factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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Retrocollis : Classification, clinical phenotype, treatment outcomes and risk factors. / Papapetropoulos, Spiridon; Baez, Sheila; Zitser, Jennifer; Sengun, Cenk; Singer, Carlos.

In: European Neurology, Vol. 59, No. 1-2, 01.12.2007, p. 71-75.

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Papapetropoulos, Spiridon ; Baez, Sheila ; Zitser, Jennifer ; Sengun, Cenk ; Singer, Carlos. / Retrocollis : Classification, clinical phenotype, treatment outcomes and risk factors. In: European Neurology. 2007 ; Vol. 59, No. 1-2. pp. 71-75.
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