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Case Reports in Pediatrics
Volume 2016, Article ID 7808734, 3 pages
Case Report

Two Different Life-Threatening Cases: Presenting with Torticollis

1Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey
2Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatric Neurology, Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey

Received 6 September 2016; Revised 12 October 2016; Accepted 19 October 2016

Academic Editor: Giovanni Montini

Copyright © 2016 Gülsüm Alkan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Acquired torticollis can be the result of several different pathological mechanisms. It is generally related to trauma, tumors, and inflammatory processes of the cervical muscles, nerves, and vertebral synovia. Although upper respiratory tract and neck inflammation are common causes of acute febrile torticollis in children, diseases with as yet undefined relationships may also result in torticollis. This is the case of spinal arachnoid cyst and pneumonia.