Klippel-Feil Syndrome

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Klippel Feil syndrome (KFS) is a congenital, musculoskeletal disorder that results in the fusion of at least two vertebrae in the neck. Signs and symptoms include a short neck, restricted mobility of the upper spine, low hairline at the back of the head, headaches and pain in the neck and back. KFS is either caused by gene mutations or can occur as a secondary feature of another disorder. Treatment is commonly based on present symptoms, and can include medication, physical therapy and/or surgery.

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