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Cervical Klippel-Feil syndrome predisposing an elderly African man to central cord myelopathy following minor trauma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21327144     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
A Olufemi Adeleye; R Olusola Akinyemi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  African health sciences     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1729-0503     ISO Abbreviation:  Afr Health Sci     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-17     Completed Date:  2011-04-27     Revised Date:  2013-06-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101149451     Medline TA:  Afr Health Sci     Country:  Uganda    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  302-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Neurological Surgery, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Accidental Falls
Aged, 80 and over
Analgesics / therapeutic use
Cervical Vertebrae / injuries*,  pathology
Klippel-Feil Syndrome / complications,  pathology*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Neck Pain / drug therapy,  etiology
Quadriplegia / etiology*
Spinal Cord Diseases / drug therapy,  pathology*
Treatment Outcome
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