Spasmodic torticollis due to neurovascular compression of the 11th nerve. Case report

J Neurosurg. 1985 Nov;63(5):789-91. doi: 10.3171/jns.1985.63.5.0789.


An unusual case of spasmodic torticollis caused by posteroinferior cerebellar artery compression of the spinal accessory nerve is reported. The spasmodic torticollis was cured by abolishing the neurovascular compression.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Accessory Nerve*
  • Aged
  • Cerebellum / blood supply
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes / complications*
  • Spasm / etiology*
  • Torticollis / etiology*