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Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Klippel Feil syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • Cervical vertebral fusion
  • Congenital cervical vertebral fusion
  • Congenital fused cervical segments
  • Isolated Klippel-Feil syndrome
  • Klippel-Feil malformation
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Your Questions Answered


5 question(s) from the public on this disease have been answered. Submit a new question.
  • Is it possible for one identical twin to be born with Klippel Feil syndrome and not the other? Click here for answer

  • Is there any relationship between Klippel Feil syndrome and low birth weight? Click here for answer

  • As a young adult I was diagnosed with a fusion of C4 and C5. My question is whether this condition is automatically considered Klippel Feil Syndrome or whether there could be such a fusion without being diagnosed as KFS. Click here for answer

  • Can Klippel Feil syndrome become life threatening? Click here for answer

  • I am severely affected with Klippel Feil syndrome and my symptoms are worsening with time. Are there any research studies that I could participate in? I am also concerned about the risk to my future offspring. How can I learn more about this risk? Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • Cervical vertebral fusion
  • Congenital cervical vertebral fusion
  • Congenital fused cervical segments
  • Isolated Klippel-Feil syndrome
  • Klippel-Feil malformation
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.