It is feasible that the main title of the report Klippel-Feil Disorder is not the name you anticipated. Kindly check the words providing to discover the alternating name(s) and also disorder class(s) covered by this record.


  • cervical vertebral fusion
  • hereditary cervical synostosis
  • separated Klippel-Feil syndrome
  • KFS

Condition Communities

  • Klippel-Feil disorder, kind I
  • Klippel-Feil syndrome, type II
  • Klippel-Feil disorder, type III

General Discussion
Klippel-Feil syndrome (KFS) is an unusual skeletal disorder mainly identified by uncommon union or fusion of 2 or even more bones of the spine (vertebrae) within the neck (cervical vertebrae). Some affected people might also have an uncommonly brief neck, restricted movement of the head and neck, as well as a reduced hairline at the back of the head (posterior hairline). The problem exists at birth (congenital), however light cases might go undiagnosed till later throughout life when signs intensify or first become apparent.

In some individuals, KFS can be associated with a variety of additional symptoms and also physical problems. These might consist of uncommon curvature of the spinal column (scoliosis) and/or vertebral weakness, spina bifida occulta, elevated scapula (Sprengel’s deformity), missing rib(s) as well as various other rib defects consisting of cervical ribs, various other skeletal abnormalities consisting of skeletal malformations of the ear, nose, mouth and larynx consisting of hearing impairment and also cleft palate, malformations of the head and also facial (craniofacial) location; anomalies of the urinary system and/or kidney consisting of absent or horse-shoe kidney; or architectural abnormalities of the heart (genetic heart flaws), mirror motions, webbing of the numbers as well as digital hypoplasia. In addition, sometimes, neurological problems might result as a result of associated spine injury.

KFS might take place as a separated abnormality or in organization with particular disorders. In several individuals with KFS, the condition appears to take place randomly for unidentified factors (occasionally). In other instances, KFS might be inherited as an autosomal dominant or autosomal recessive trait. Scienti

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