Klippel-Feil syndrome in children: clinical features and management

Mahmoud G. Nagib, Robert E. Maxwell, Shelley N. Chou

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A retrospective analysis of 11 children with the diagnosis of Klippel-Feil syndrome treated at the University of Minnesota Hospital over a period of 20 years is presented. The salient features of the syndrome and its associated anomalies are reviewed. Emphasis is placed on its neurological aspects, particularly the potential risks of injury to the craniocervical junction and cervical spine. Guidelines for the management of these patients are suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)255-263
Number of pages9
JournalChild's Nervous System
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1985


  • Craniocervical anomalies
  • Klippel-Feil syndrome
  • Mirror movements
  • Scoliosis
  • Sprengel's deformity


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