Health Conditions and Diseases Musculoskeletal Disorders Congenital Anomalies Klippel-Feil Syndrome
Klippel-Feil Syndrome is characterized by congenital fusion of two or more cervical vertebrae. There may be other spinal problems such as spina bifida and scoliosis. Abnormalities of other organs, such as the kidney, heart or lungs can also be present. Features include a short neck, low hairline at the back of the head and restricted mobility of the upper spine.
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eMedicine: Klippel-Feil Syndrome
Article on this condition.
Learn about Klippel Feil Syndrome and Sprengels Syndrome.
Brief orthopedic notes with x-rays of the neck.
Dr Raymond A. Clarke provides information on this condition and suggests how members of the public can contribute to the KFS research program.
Klippel-Feil Syndrome Support
A new meeting place for patient and families who live with KFS to support each other and learn from each other about this rare birth defect.
NINDS: Klippel-Feil Syndrome
Information sheet compiled by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
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