Therapeutic Outcome of Spasmodic Torticollis Osamu Hasegawa 1 , Shunsuke Matsumoto 2 , Gakuji Gonde 3 , Teiji Arita 4,6 , Hiroshi Iwasawa 5 1Division of Medical Risk Management, Yokohama City University Medical Center 2Department of Neurology, Daini-Kawanami Hospital 3Department of Neurosurgery, Yokohama City University School of Medicine 4Department of Internal Medicine, Kanagawa Prefectural Cancer Center 5Second Department of Internal Medicine, Yokohama-Teishin Hospital Keyword: spasmodic torticollis , alcoholization therapy , ethanol , focal dystonia , outcome pp.547-550
Published Date 2001/6/1
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1406901786
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We investigated 117 patients with spasmodic torti-collis who had visited us to seek for appropriate treat-ment in these 14 years. They were 71 men and 46 women, aged 44±14 (mean±SD) years, and suffered from this disorder during 4±5 years, maximum 26 years. Involuntary abnormal head positions, not only torticollis but also laterocollis and antero-or retrocol-lis, were contained in this study. Most of them were torticollis due to idiopathic focal dystonia. One or more courses of alcoholization therapy was accom-plished in 82 patients who wished to be done.

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