ISSN - 0973-0958

Pediatric Oncall Journal View Article

H Daish, A Gite, S Mukherjee.
Department of Paediatrics, Basildon University Hospital, Essex, UK.
Although isolated torticollis is a known presenting feature of posterior fossa tumors, it is rare for it to present in isolation for a very prolonged period of time. Posterior fossa tumors are reported to occur most commonly in children aged 6-8 years. We present a case of astrocytoma in a 2 1/2 year old girl who presented with isolated, non-progressive torticollis for 2 years. We demonstrate the importance of considering the diagnosis of posterior fossa tumor as the underlying cause of torticollis, even if the child is very young and the symptoms not progressing.

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