Head-wag autotomography of the upper cervical spine in infantile torticollis

Lawrence R. Kuhns, Randall Loder, Evelyn Rogers, Donna Anderson

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Background. Infants with torticollis require evaluation of the entire cervical spine for vertebral anomalies as part of the work-up, but open-mouth views to assess occiput to C2 are difficult to obtain. Objective. To evaluate a 'head wag' autotomographic technique for the frontal projection of this region. Materials and methods. Twenty infants under one year of age were evaluated using this technique. Results. Sixteen of 20 could be adequately evaluated using this simple, low-radiation-dose procedure. Conclusion. For infants with torticollis in whom vertebral anomalies need to be excluded, the 'head wag' technique is useful.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)464-467
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Radiology
Volume28
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1998
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Torticollis
Spine
Head
Mouth
Radiation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

Cite this

Head-wag autotomography of the upper cervical spine in infantile torticollis. / Kuhns, Lawrence R.; Loder, Randall; Rogers, Evelyn; Anderson, Donna.

In: Pediatric Radiology, Vol. 28, No. 6, 06.1998, p. 464-467.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Kuhns, Lawrence R. ; Loder, Randall ; Rogers, Evelyn ; Anderson, Donna. / Head-wag autotomography of the upper cervical spine in infantile torticollis. In: Pediatric Radiology. 1998 ; Vol. 28, No. 6. pp. 464-467.
@article{4ac40c85b0d9455eb508cb02f0e68c6d,
title = "Head-wag autotomography of the upper cervical spine in infantile torticollis",
abstract = "Background. Infants with torticollis require evaluation of the entire cervical spine for vertebral anomalies as part of the work-up, but open-mouth views to assess occiput to C2 are difficult to obtain. Objective. To evaluate a 'head wag' autotomographic technique for the frontal projection of this region. Materials and methods. Twenty infants under one year of age were evaluated using this technique. Results. Sixteen of 20 could be adequately evaluated using this simple, low-radiation-dose procedure. Conclusion. For infants with torticollis in whom vertebral anomalies need to be excluded, the 'head wag' technique is useful.",
author = "Kuhns, {Lawrence R.} and Randall Loder and Evelyn Rogers and Donna Anderson",
year = "1998",
month = "6",
doi = "10.1007/s002470050385",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "28",
pages = "464--467",
journal = "Pediatric Radiology",
issn = "0301-0449",
publisher = "Springer Verlag",
number = "6",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Head-wag autotomography of the upper cervical spine in infantile torticollis

AU - Kuhns, Lawrence R.

AU - Loder, Randall

AU - Rogers, Evelyn

AU - Anderson, Donna

PY - 1998/6

Y1 - 1998/6

N2 - Background. Infants with torticollis require evaluation of the entire cervical spine for vertebral anomalies as part of the work-up, but open-mouth views to assess occiput to C2 are difficult to obtain. Objective. To evaluate a 'head wag' autotomographic technique for the frontal projection of this region. Materials and methods. Twenty infants under one year of age were evaluated using this technique. Results. Sixteen of 20 could be adequately evaluated using this simple, low-radiation-dose procedure. Conclusion. For infants with torticollis in whom vertebral anomalies need to be excluded, the 'head wag' technique is useful.

AB - Background. Infants with torticollis require evaluation of the entire cervical spine for vertebral anomalies as part of the work-up, but open-mouth views to assess occiput to C2 are difficult to obtain. Objective. To evaluate a 'head wag' autotomographic technique for the frontal projection of this region. Materials and methods. Twenty infants under one year of age were evaluated using this technique. Results. Sixteen of 20 could be adequately evaluated using this simple, low-radiation-dose procedure. Conclusion. For infants with torticollis in whom vertebral anomalies need to be excluded, the 'head wag' technique is useful.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0031835147&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0031835147&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1007/s002470050385

DO - 10.1007/s002470050385

M3 - Article

VL - 28

SP - 464

EP - 467

JO - Pediatric Radiology

JF - Pediatric Radiology

SN - 0301-0449

IS - 6

ER -