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2022 Apr 25

Orthop Surg

Torticollis, Facial Asymmetry, Local Pain, and Barré-Liéou Syndrome in Connection with One-Sided Ponticulus Posticus: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.


Ponticulus posticus (PP) occurs frequently and may cause symptom series, including vertebrobasilar insufficiency, migraine, hearing loss, and Barré-Liéou syndrome. However, few studies to date have described surgical treatment of PP. We report a rare case of a patient who suffered from torticollis, facial asymmetry, localized pain, and Barré-Liéou syndrome in connection with PP. We also review the pertinent literature, focusing on surgical treatment for symptoms due to PP.