Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
132 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Can neck deformity be passed through genes?

i have found my biological fathers brother. he has some condition that does not allow him to turn his head to the left. he said its a gene that he should not have, but does, and still has the symptom. is it possible for myself to have something like it?

Wed, 3 Feb 2016
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Medical Topics
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi thanks for asking question.
According to history given by you your brother having difficulty in head movement.So it seems to be congenital torticollis in which unilateral mostly sternocleidomastoid muscle involved.
This disease can be genetic according to some study but no clear cut evidence present regardin whether it is genetic or not.
Usually it is diagnosed within 2 month of life.
I hope i have solve your query
I find this answer helpful
General & Family Physician Dr. Parth Goswami's  Response
Hi thanks for asking question in HCM.
your biological father have difficulty in turning neck to one side that might suggestive of torticollis like condition called wry neck.
In this condition sternocliedo muscle is damaged.so difficulty in turning neck.
Your father's muscle might be damaged while birth.Injury in birth canal can also lead to it.
So this condition can be congenital.But let me know you the fact that its genetic etiology not well established.
I hope i have solve your query.
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

Between my pecs there is a bone sticking out which is causing the pec muscles to be deformed. when standing straight my left pecl is lower and...

Recent questions on  Medical genetics

doctor1 MD

Can you name an illness that mimics pyruvate carboxylase deficiency in terms of symptoms (minus mental developmental delays)? My 2-year old and...

doctor1 MD

I have a case where 3 children all died in the same family. Ages 2.5yrs, 5yrs and 7yrs. All were sudden and occured in 1952, 1960, and 1961. I...

doctor1 MD

my child has Greig Cephalopolysyndactyly Syndrome. His fingers and toes are fused (only the skin) but i am more worried about his head. He is 10...

doctor1 MD

I need a Genetic Counsler to explain a report for me

doctor1 MD

Huntington’s Disease has a genetic presence. Before attempting to have a child, some individuals choose to get tested. What factors would affect...

doctor1 MD

I had Distal Bile Duct Cancer in 1997 that was removed using a pylori-saving Whipple procedure. I had adjuvant radiation and chemotherapy in...

doctor1 MD

I recently took a DNA test for more information on my ancestry. My dna came back with a double gene mutation MTHFR Compound Heterogeneous. I had...