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Spasmodic torticollis: a combined clinical study.
  1. W B Matthews,
  2. P Beasley,
  3. W Parry-Jones,
  4. G Garland


    The prognosis in 30 patients with spasmodic torticollis proved to be unexpectedly bad, only one patient making a full and sustained recovery. Investigation did not confirm previously reported reflex influences on the degree of spasm. Detailed otological investigation did not suggest that spasmodic torticollis originates in vestibular dysfunction. Psychological assessment of the patients showed no deviation from normal in premorbid personality but confirmed the severe adverse effects of the condition.

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