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Cervical Klippel-Feil syndrome predisposing an elderly African man to central cord myelopathy following minor trauma.

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Cervical Klippel-Feil syndrome predisposing an elderly African man to central cord myelopathy following minor trauma.

Afr Health Sci. 2010 Sep;10(3):302-4

Authors: Adeleye AO, Akinyemi RO

An otherwise-healthy, active 83-year-old Nigerian man developed reversible central cord myelopathy from a mild fall on a level surface. Cervical spine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed C5, 6, and 7 block vertebrae and marked disc extrusions only at the immediately adjoining upper and lower non-fused segments of the cervical spine. There was no spinal canal stenosis otherwise. We think that the unique presentation of this case of Klippel-Feil syndrome further supports the impression that following fusion (congenital or acquired) of one segment of the spinal column, hypermobility of the non-fused adjoining segments may strongly predispose to more disc extrusions.

PMID: 21327144 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]