Indian Journal of Orthopaedics

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 43  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 210--212

Disc prolapse and cord contusion in a case of Klippel-Feil syndrome following minor trauma


Amit Agrawal1, Arvind M Badve2, Nikhil Swarnkar2, Kaustubh Sarda1 
1 Department of Surgery , Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha, India
2 Department of Anesthesiology, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha, India

Correspondence Address:
Amit Agrawal
Division of Neurosurgery, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha - 442004,Maharashtra
India

Klippel-Feil syndrome (KFS) is defined as congenital fusion of two or more cervical vertebrae and patients with KFS are frequently asymptomatic. However, these patients are especially prone to cervical cord injury after a minor fall or a major traumatic episode. We report an unusual case of KFS where the patient had disc prolapse between two Klippel-Feil segments and discuss the difficulties in the management of this case.


How to cite this article:
Agrawal A, Badve AM, Swarnkar N, Sarda K. Disc prolapse and cord contusion in a case of Klippel-Feil syndrome following minor trauma.Indian J Orthop 2009;43:210-212


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Agrawal A, Badve AM, Swarnkar N, Sarda K. Disc prolapse and cord contusion in a case of Klippel-Feil syndrome following minor trauma. Indian J Orthop [serial online] 2009 [cited 2020 Feb 21 ];43:210-212
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