Klippel-Feil syndrome

[klĭ-pĕlfīl, -fĕl]

n.

A congenital syndrome of anatomical defects characterized by a short neck, extensive fusion of the cervical vertebrae, and abnormalities of the brainstem and the cerebellum.

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