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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 320-323

Klippel-Feil syndrome: a case report

University of Abuja Teaching Hospital Gwagwalada, PMB 228, Abuja FCT, Nigeria

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A Kawu Ahidjo
University of Abuja Teaching Hospital Gwagwalada, PMB 228, Abuja FCT
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OBJECTIVE: To report the clinical presentation and peculiarity of management of Klippel-Feil syndrome (KFS) at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada. BACKGROUND: KFS is a rare pathology that has not been previously reported on in Nigeria. METHODS: Case review was employed to report this pathology. RESULT: This case is a 10 year old boy with KFS presenting with cosmetic blemish and scoliosis. Surgical treatment of the cosmesis was offered but patient defaulted because of fund due to their low income. CONCLUSION: KFS is an uncommon pathology in the male. The management is essentially conservative but surgery is an option if there was cervical spine instability, scoliosis and cosmetic blemish.

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