Klippel-Feil syndrome and associated ear deformities

Richard Miyamoto, H. Y. Yune, W. H. Rosevear

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Abstract

The Klippel-Feil syndrome is characterized by a short, thick neck with restricted head mobility and a low occipital hairline. The head appears to rest directly on the thorax and the trapezius muscles flare out on either side of the neck, producing a pterygium-like effect. Cervical roentgenograms demonstrate fusion of some or even all of the vertebral bodies into bony blocks. Ear deformities occur in approximately one-third of the Klippel-Feil patient population. We report five cases of Klippel-Feil syndrome and described their otologic and roentgenographic features. Although no single characteristic otologic or audiologic problem is identified, a proclivity for major malformations of involved ears is demonstrated. Early audiometric and otologic evaluation is indicated when the diagnosis of Klippel-Feil syndrome is made.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-119
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Otology
Volume5
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1983

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Klippel-Feil Syndrome
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Klippel-Feil syndrome and associated ear deformities. / Miyamoto, Richard; Yune, H. Y.; Rosevear, W. H.

In: American Journal of Otology, Vol. 5, No. 2, 1983, p. 113-119.

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Miyamoto, R, Yune, HY & Rosevear, WH 1983, 'Klippel-Feil syndrome and associated ear deformities', American Journal of Otology, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 113-119.
Miyamoto, Richard ; Yune, H. Y. ; Rosevear, W. H. / Klippel-Feil syndrome and associated ear deformities. In: American Journal of Otology. 1983 ; Vol. 5, No. 2. pp. 113-119.
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