A case of Klippel-Feil and turner syndromes

Jae Hyun Park, Kiyoshi Tai, Yasumori Sato, Akiyoshi Nishiyama, Je Won Shin

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The purpose of this paper was to describe the clinical case of a 12-year-old female patient with Klippel-Feil syndrome (KFS) combined with Turner syndrome (TS) and a submucous cleft palate (CP). The patient's general appearance was characterized by KFS, a clinical triad consisting of congenital fusion of at least 2 of 7 cervical vertebrae with a short neck, limited head motion, and a low posterior hairline. Three-dimensional images from cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) revealed cervical vertebrae anomalies and submucous CP. It was reported that the patient had TS and has been administered growth hormone (GH) therapy. Due to a skeletal Class iii pattern with a steep mandibular plane angle, facial asymmetry, and fused cervical vertebrae, GH's effects on the craniofacial complex should be considered before orthopedic/orthodontic treatment is started.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E35-E39
JournalPediatric Dentistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012


  • Growth hormone
  • Klippel-feil syndrome
  • Orthodontic treatment
  • Submucous cleft palate
  • Turner syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)


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