Klippel-Feil Syndrome and Dextrocardia: A Case Report


Kaya E., Kayar A. H. , Ozyurek S., Dursun M.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY-TURK ROMATOLOJI DERGISI, vol.24, no.3, pp.163-165, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY-TURK ROMATOLOJI DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.163-165

Abstract

Klippel-Feil syndrome is a congenital malformation that exists because of a failure of the normal segmentation of cervical somites during the third and eighth weeks of gestation. The classical triad includes short neck, low hair line, restriction in neck motion, and fusion of at least two cervical segments. Patients with Klippel-Feil syndrome usually present with the disease during childhood but may present later in life. In this case report, we present a 17-year-old female patient with cervical vertebra anomalies, scoliosis, Sprengel's deformity, dextrocardia, and costa anomalies (13 costa on the right side and 11 costa on the left side). (Turk J Rheumatol 2009; 24: 163-5)