• Two infants with torticollis and hiatus hernia (Sandifer Syndrome) are presented. Both infants improved with medical management. Abnormal head and neck positioning is attributed to esophagitis secondary to gastroesophageal reflux, with or without hiatus hernia. Since esophagitis due to reflux is not necessarily accompanied by vomiting, infants with torticollis should be studied for gastroesophageal reflux. If present, medical management is usually successful.
(Arch J Dis Child 131:564-565, 1977)
Murphy WJ, Gellis SS. Torticollis With Hiatus Hernia in InfancySandifer Syndrome. Am J Dis Child. 1977;131(5):564–565. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1977.02120180078015
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