Klippel-Feil syndrom: a duplicated thumb
Aryť Weinberg, Andreas Eberhard Albers
The Pan African Medical Journal. 2018;31:42. doi:10.11604/pamj.2018.31.42.16327

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Klippel-Feil syndrom: a duplicated thumb

Cite this: The Pan African Medical Journal. 2018;31:42. doi:10.11604/pamj.2018.31.42.16327

Received: 12/06/2018 - Accepted: 26/07/2018 - Published: 20/09/2018

Key words: Klippel-Feil syndrom, duplicated thumb, skeletal disease

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Corresponding author: Aryť Weinberg, Prosper-Hospital, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Recklinghausen, Germany (aryeweinberg@gmail.com)


Klippel-Feil syndrom: a duplicated thumb

Aryť Weinberg1,&, Andreas Eberhard Albers2

 

1Prosper-Hospital, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Recklinghausen, Germany, 2Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Berlin Institute of Health, Charitť Universitštsmedizin Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Berlin, Germany

 

 

&Corresponding author
Aryť Weinberg, Prosper-Hospital, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Recklinghausen, Germany

 

 

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A 71-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital because of vertigo. At clinical examination a duplicated right thumb was noticed. The Patient revealed that she was suffering from Klippel-Feil Syndrom (KFS). KFS is a rare skeletal disease where a mutation of the GDF6 and GDF3 genes can be found. It is characterized by congenital fusion of any of the 7 cervical vertebrae. There can be associations with other malformations such as congenital elevation of the scapula (Sprengelís deformity), spina bifida, scoliosis, cleft palate, malformations of the heart, head, face, arms, legs and fingers. Because of these heterogeneous medical conditions treatment for KFS is symptomatic and can include surgery.

 

 

Figure 1: dublicated thumb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Klippel-Feil syndrom
Duplicated thumb
Skeletal disease

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