Comparison between the Incidence of Right and Left Sided Congenital Torticollis


  • Sahar Aslam
  • Muhammad Salman Bashir
  • Syed Imtiaz Hussain
  • Maria Ahmad




Congenital torticollis is an intriguing condition of unknown origin, characterized by unilateral shortening and tightness of the sternocleidomastoid muscle. Pati-ents usually present with head tilt, facial asymmetry and plagiocephaly. A sternomastoid mass or tumor may or may not be clinically apparent. Untreated, cervical function and facial cosmesis may be severely compromised.

Objective:  My study is aimed at establishing a com-parison between the incidence of right versus left sided congenital torticollis.

Method:  This observational study included 30 pati-ents of congenital torticollis that completed the ques-tionnaire. The data was collected from patients coming to the Physiotherapy and Orthopedic departments of Children Hospital, Lahore.

Results:  Results showed that right side was involved in 19 (63.3%) patients and left side was involved in 11 (36.7%) patients. Out of 30 patients, 14 (46.7%) were male, of which 8 had right sided congenital torticollis and 6 had left sided congenital torticollis, and 16 (53.3%) were female, of which right sided congenital torticollis and 5 had left sided congenital torticollis.

Conclusion:  Hence it is concluded that incidence of right sided congenital torticollis is more common than left sided congenital torticollis. The incidence of con-genital torticollis is higher in females than in males.

How to Cite

Aslam, S., Bashir, M. S., Hussain, S. I., & Ahmad, M. (1). Comparison between the Incidence of Right and Left Sided Congenital Torticollis. Annals of King Edward Medical University, 19(2), 144.




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