CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian Journal of Neurotrauma 2021; 18(01): 69-71
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1718245
Case Report

Klippel–Feil Syndrome with Multiple Cervical Anomalies Discovered Following Trauma

Fernando Celi
1  Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital de Emergencias José Casimiro Ulloa, Miraflores, Lima, Perú
Giancarlo Saal-Zapata
2  Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital Nacional Guillermo Almenara Irigoyen, La Victoria, Lima, Perú
3  Clínica Angloamericana, San Isidro, Lima, Perú
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The approach to the upper cervical spine is a challenge for surgeons, not only for its complex anatomy but also for the great variety of pathologies. Klippel–Feil syndrome (KFS) is a congenital disease characterized by the fusion of two or more cervical segments and is associated with various musculoskeletal and vascular malformations. However, there is no consensus on the type of surgery, approach, level of fixation or fusion. We report the case of a KFS, associated with multiple anatomical variants, who suffered a traumatic cervical injury and underwent surgical treatment.

Publication History

Publication Date:
09 October 2020 (online)

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