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Vol. XXXV, No. 1 (March 2021)

Ossified longitudinal ligament causing same level cord contusion in a case of Klippel-Feil syndrome



Klippel-Feil syndrome (KFS) is a congenital fusion of two or more cervical vertebrae due to faulty segmentation of the vertebral axis during gestation. (1-5) These patients present with a constellation of manifes­tations and are typically prone to cervical cord injury after a minor fall or a major traumatic episode. (2, 5-8) 34 years old gentlemen, a plumber by profession presented with a history of slipped and fall about two stairs height while he was working.