Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2011 , Vol 57 , Num 2

Lateral Torticollis: Report of a Case Complicated by Horner’s Syndrome

Abdulkadir Koçer 1 ,Mehmet Eryılmaz 2 ,Ayşe Karataş 3 ,Şeyma Özdem 2
1 Bezmialem Vakıf Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Nöroloji Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul, Türkiye
2 Düzce Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Nöroloji Anabilim Dalı, Düzce, Türkiye
3 Düzce Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Beyin Cerahisi Anabilim Dalı, Düzce, Türkiye
DOI : 10.4274/tftr.32448

We report a 53-year-old female patient with involuntary head rotation to the right. The diagnosis of spasmodic torticollis with shoulder elevation causing the head rotation to the right side and partial Horner’s syndrome (HS) were established. Complaints of the patient relieved after Botulinum toxin treatment. Ptosis and miosis ameliorated. This case suggested that the signs of HS in our patient were associated with lateral torticollis. 

Keywords : Torticollis, Horner syndrome, ptosis, botulinum toxi