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Doctor insights on: Klippel Feil Syndrome

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What is klippel-feil syndrome?

What is klippel-feil syndrome?

Rare disease: Klippel-Feil syndrome is characterized by the congenital fusion of several of the cervical vertebrae. It is a congenital defect in formation of the cervical vertebral segments. People with it have a short neck, low hairline and limited movement of the spine. Surgery may be necessary for spinal stenosis or severe scoliolsus. It is not inherited. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how common is klippel-feil syndrome?

Can you tell me how common is klippel-feil syndrome?

Klippel-Feil: It happens about 1 in 40,000 to 42,000 newborns. It is slightly more common in females. ...Read more

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Could you briefly describe what klippel feil syndrome is?

Could you briefly describe what klippel feil syndrome is?

KF syndrome: Syndrome which has complex genetic inheritance characterized by abnormal fusion of some of the bones in the neck leading to a short neck and limited neck motion. There is sometimes a curvature of the thoracic spine and a variety of other findings including kidney abnormalities, hearing difficulties and cleft palate. ...Read more

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Could it be Klippel-feil syndrome? At 12yrs old, learned I have congenital (45degree) cervicothoracic scoliosis w/congenital cervical fusion.

Could it be Klippel-feil syndrome? At 12yrs old, learned I have congenital (45degree) cervicothoracic scoliosis w/congenital cervical fusion.

YES: The fusion of any two cervical verterbrae can be an expression of Klippel-Feil Syndrome and the scoliosis can be due to the effects of the fusion on the normal S shaped curving of the spine....Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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What is klippel trenaunay syndrome?

What is klippel trenaunay syndrome?

Let me explain: Klippel–trénaunay syndrome and sometimes angioosteohypertrophy syndrome and hemangiectatic hypertrophy, is a rare congenital medical condition in which blood vessels and/or lymph vessels fail to form properly. The three main features are nevus flammeus (port-wine stain), venous and lymphatic malformations, and soft-tissue hypertrophy of the affected limb. ...Read more

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Could anybody get klippel trenaunay syndrome?

Could anybody get klippel trenaunay syndrome?

Yes: This syndrome presents with a port-wine skin blemish, overgrowth of a bone, often in one leg, and vein abnormalities, usually in leg veins and often varicose veins. It can occur in anybody, women more often, and there has yet to be a genetic pattern identified. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how often klippel-trenaunay syndrome occurs?

Can you tell me how often klippel-trenaunay syndrome occurs?

1 in 100,000: Incidence is 1 in 100, 000. Involves overgrowth of bone combined with vascular malformation - such as port wine stain. ...Read more

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What is Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome?

What is Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome?

KTW syndrome: KTW is a rare defect involving capillary abnormalities, enlargement of one leg, an atypical varicosity on the lateral side and arteriovenous malformation. ...Read more

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What is Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome?

Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber Syndrome: Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber Syndrome is a rare vascular congenital condition due to improper formation of blood and/or lymphatic vessels. It has three features: Port Wine Stain (nevus flammeus or capillary hemangioma), venous or/and lymphatic malformations, and enlargement (soft-tissue hypertrophy) of the affected extremity. ...Read more

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I have kleipple feil syndrome. I am asking if there is any updated info on this syndrome?

Yes: You can find information at spineuniverse.Com or spinehealth.Com to start or see an orthopaedic surgeon for further information. ...Read more