Hitherto, reports of cases of the Klippel-Feil syndrome have considered only the clinical manifestations. These have been described as shortening of the neck, low hair line, limitation of movements of the head, abnormal associated or mirror movements, clumsiness of the hands, disturbances of deep sensation in the hands and forms of ocular palsy, affecting chiefly the third cranial nerve. Roger, Arnaud and Audier1 discussed the nervous manifestations associated with the Klippel-Feil syndrome, reporting an instance of their own and reviewing in detail the cases reported up to 1934.
The following case is described, because pathologic reports on the changes in the spinal cord are lacking.
REPORT OF A CASE
—A deformed, full term girl (fig. 1) was delivered from a primipara aged 20, who had had a profuse vaginal discharge during the entire pregnancy and toxemia of nephritic origin in the last trimester. The general appearance of the
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