< Previous | Next >

Klippe-Feil Syndrome eMedicine Orthopedics

Visit Resource Review It Rate It Bookmark It

Location: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1264848-overview

Description: In 1912, Maurice Klippel and Andre Feil independently provided the first descriptions of Klippel-Feil syndrome. They described patients who had a short, webbed neck; decreased range of motion (ROM) in the cervical spine; and a low hairline. Feil subsequently classified the syndrome into 3 categories:
Type I - a massive fusion of the cervical spine
Type II - the fusion of 1 or 2 vertebrae
Type III - the presence of thoracic and lumbar spine anomalies in association with type I or type II Klippel-Feil syndrome
Synonyms and related keywords: low hairline, short neck, cervical spine disorder, synkinesia, Klippel Feil syndrome
Author: J Andy Sullivan, MD 2007

Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: Sullivan
Institution: eMedicine
Primary Subject/Category:

Language: English

Submitted by: admin
Hits: 903
Added: Wed Mar 26 2008
Last Modified: Fri Aug 07 2009