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.
 Imaging Findings for Klippel-Feil syndrome
- Fusion of two or more cervical vertebrae.
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 References for Klippel-Feil syndrome
- Karasick, D, Schweitzer, ME, Vaccaro, AR. The traumatized cervical spine in Klippel-Feil syndrome: imaging features. Am. J. Roentgenol. 1998 170: 85-88