During complete sternocleidomastoid resection, the sternocleidomastoid muscle in the neck is cut.
Also Known As:
- Complete resection for torticollis
- Head surgery
- Neck surgery
- Head and neck surgery
Conditions Treated with Complete Sternocleidomastoid Resection:
Complete sternocleidomastoid resection is performed in children with severe congenital muscular torticollis that does not respond to stretching exercises.
Stretching of the sternocleidomastoid muscle is a non-surgical alternative to complete sternocleidomastoid resection and may be attempted first. Bipolar sternocleidomastoid release and middle-third sternocleidomastoid resection are surgical alternatives to the procedure.
Anesthesia with Complete Sternocleidomastoid Resection:
Complete sternocleidomastoid resection is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.
Potential Complications from Complete Sternocleidomastoid Resection:
Possible risks following complete sternocleidomastoid resection include infection, bleeding, nerve damage, abnormal muscle contour, blood vessel damage, scarring and a negative reaction to the anesthesia.
Prognosis after Complete Sternocleidomastoid Resection:
The prognosis for a positive end result following complete sternocleidomastoid resection is good.