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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 1994;18(4):23.
Quadriplegia in a Klippel-Feil Syndrome Associated with Malformation of Vertebral Artery
Hyun-Yoon Ko, M.D., , Ki Rim Kim, M.D.,
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Pusan National University Hospital

and Literature Chonbuk National University

척추동맥기형에 의한 경수손상을 동반한 Klippel-Feil Syndrome 1례
고현윤, 김기림
부산대학교병원 재활의학과

As well known, the original classic triad of features of Klippel-Feil syndrome are a short neck, a low posterior hairline, and a restricted range of motion of the neck, Certain of these patients are prone to associated abnormalities of the central nervous system as well as central stenosis and stenosis of the intervertebral foramen. It is reporting the risks for neurological damage are due to abnormalities other than the fusion pattern of the cervical vertebrae, commonly, However, the possibility of quadriplegia resulting from a minor injury of the neck in a patient with the Klippel-Feil syndrome accompanied with congenital malformation of vertebral artery in the proximal cervical spines. The purpose of this paper is to report a case of quadriplegia occurring in a patient with the Klippel-Feil syndrome having congenital vertebral artery malformation after only minor neck trauma, and to call attention to this particularly dangerous problem in such patients.

Key Words: Klippel-Feil syndrome, Vertebral artery malformation, Quadriplegia
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