IMAGES IN NEONATAL MEDICINE: Congenital absence of the left sternomastoid muscle

Haroon, S.; Beverley, D.
March 2005
Archives of Disease in Childhood -- Fetal & Neonatal Edition;Mar2005, Vol. 90 Issue 2, pF102
Academic Journal
The article focuses on images in neonatal medicine with a special reference to congenital absence of the left sternomastoid muscle. In this study the subject was brought to medical attention at 1 hour of age. The birth was a normal spontaneous vaginal delivery, after an uneventful pregnancy. Examination revealed an absent left sternomastoid muscle with paradoxical movement of the soft tissues in the left supraclavicular space. This was more pronounced on crying, as illustrated in the figures supplied with the article. The rest of the clinical examination was unremarkable.


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