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Klippel Feil syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • Cervical vertebral fusion
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  • My daughter was diagnosed with Chiari 1 malformation during childhood. Several years ago she was diagnosed with acute scoliosis and a fusion of 2 cervical vertebrae. Could it be possible that the Chiari is causing the scoliosis, even if there is no tethered cord or syringomyelia? Should she be checked for Klippel Feil syndrome? Click here for answer

  • 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
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.