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Klippel-Feil Syndrome Associated with Various Anomalies in the Cervical Spine - A Case Report -
Seong Min Yoon, M.D., Chan Woo Park, M.D., Chan Jong Yoo, M.D., Woo Kyung Kim, M.D., Sang Gu Lee, M.D.
Department of Neurosurgery, Gachon University of Medicine & Science, Gil Medical Center, Incheon, Korea
증례 : 다양한 경추부 병변을 동반한 Klippel-Feil 증후군 - 증례 보고 -
가천대학교 의과대학 길병원 신경외과학교실
Klippel-Feil syndrome is a congenital fusion of cervical vertebrae that is clinically characterized by the classic triad of short neck(brevicollis), low posterior hair line, and severe restriction of neck motion. Because Klippel-Feil syndrome occurs in a heterogeneous group of patients unified only by the presence of a congenital defect in the formation or segmentation of the cervical spine, numerous associated abnormalities of spine & other organ systems may be present. The authors present a 48-year-old patient with multiple congenital cervical fusions who developed motor weakness after car accident. The combined cervical lesions of this patient included atlanto-occipital assimilation, scoliosis, hemiver- tebra, posterior spina bifida, cervical spondylosis, and hypermobility of the upper cervical segment. Clinical presen- tation varied considerably because of all the associated syndromes and anomalies that can occur in patient with Klippel-Feil syndrome. To reveal some associated anomalies associated with Klippel-Feil syndrome must be needed a careful complete history, physical examination, and image studies.
Keywords: Klippel-Feil syndrome

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