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Klippel Feil Syndrome

Klippel Feil Syndrome: Introduction

Klippel Feil Syndrome: Klippel-Feil syndrome is a rare disorder defined as the congenital fusion of any 2 of the 7 cervical (neck) vertebrae. It is caused by a ... more about Klippel Feil Syndrome.

Klippel Feil Syndrome: A rare congenital disorder characterized by abnormal fusion of two or more vertebrae in the neck. The disorder is often associated with other abnormalities but their incidence is highly variable. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Klippel Feil Syndrome is available below.

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Prognosis for Klippel Feil Syndrome: Usually good.

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Article Excerpts about Klippel Feil Syndrome

Klippel-Feil syndrome is a rare disorder defined as the congenital fusion of any 2 of the 7 cervical (neck) vertebrae. It is caused by a failure in the normal segmentation or division of the cervical vertebrae during the early weeks of fetal development. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Klippel Feil Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Klippel Feil Syndrome:

A condition characterized by shortness of the neck resulting from reduction in the number of vertebrae or the fusion of multiple hemivertebrae into one osseous mass. The hairline is low and the motion of the neck is limited. (Dorland, 27th ed) - (Source - Diseases Database)

Klippel Feil Syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Klippel Feil Syndrome, or a subtype of Klippel Feil Syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Klippel Feil Syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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