volume 28, issue 3, P408-410 2014
DOI: 10.3109/02688697.2014.887653
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Abstract: Klippel-Feil syndrome (KPS) is a congenital spinal deformity characterised by the presence of at least one fused cervical segment. We report an unusual case of a fracture through fused cervical segment in a patient with KPS, who presented with quadriparesis and progressed on to develop respiratory failure and quadriplegia and who had a successful outcome following surgery. To the best of our knowledge, fracture through fused cervical segments in a Klippel-Feil patient has not been reported previously and this …

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