Case contributed by Dr Varun Babu


Schizophrenic patient, known torticollis, for pre surgical planning

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male

Cervical spine

  • kyphoscoliotic curvature of the cervical spine centered at C4-5 with extensive erosive changes.
  • wedge shaped marked reduction in volume of C4, C5 and C6 vertebrae with almost only a ghost visible of the C5 body. There extensive facetal degeneration with osteophytosis with crowding on the left facets and wide spacing on the right. 

Case Discussion

No clear history was available to ascertain the etiology of the nature of torticollis in this patient. The ramifications of long standing nature in the degeneration of the cervical spine is evident in this study. 

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Case information

rID: 48625
Published: 17th Oct 2016
Last edited: 17th Oct 2016
System: Spine
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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