Klippel-Feil syndrome

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[edit] Discussion of Klippel-Feil syndrome

  • Klippel-Feii syndrome (KFS) is defined as congenital fusion of two or more cervical vertebrae.
  • It is believed to result from faulty segmentation along the embryo’s developing axis during weeks 3-8 of gestation.
  • The classic dinical triad of short neck, low hairline, and restricted neck motion is present in less than 50% of patients with this syndrome.
  • KFS appears to be a heterogeneous condition often associated with musculoskeletal anomalies such as scoliosis and Sprengel’s deformity of the scapula.

[edit] Imaging Findings for Klippel-Feil syndrome

  • Fusion of two or more cervical vertebrae.

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