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Klippel–Feil anomaly associated with thoracic hemivertebrae/butterfly vertebrae and patella hypoplasia

Rahimi-Movaghar, V.a; Moghtaderi, A.b; Shahriarian, S.c; Keshmirian, B.a


A case with multiple congenital anomalies of the spine and bilateral patella hypoplasia is reported. To our knowledge, no report of concomitant Klippel–Feil syndrome, thoracic hemi vertebrae / butterfly vertebrae bilateral patella hypoplasia, reducible atlantoaxial instability, and occipitoatlantal fusion simultaneously has been reported in the literature.

aDepartment of Neurosurgery, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran

bDepartment of Neurology, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran

cDepartment of Radiology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence and requests for reprints to Vafa Rahimi-Movaghar, Department of Neurosurgery, Khatam-ol-anbia Hospital, Zahedan, 98157, Iran


Received 30 June 2003 Accepted 6 November 2003

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