Audiological evaluation of a child with Klippel-Feil syndrome Klippel-Feil sendromlu bir çocukta odyolojik deǧerlendirme.

KIRKIM G., ERDAĞ T. K., Serbetçioǧlu M. B.

Kulak burun boǧaz ihtisas dergisi : KBB = Journal of ear, nose, and throat, vol.18, no.3, pp.171-174, 2008 (Scopus) identifier identifier


A 6-year-old boy with formerly diagnosed Klippel-Feil syndrome (KFS) presented with complaints of hearing loss, speech disorder, and problems related to his hearing aid. Clinical examination and computed tomography showed bilateral external and middle ear anomalies and audiological examination revealed bilateral severe conductive hearing impairment. The patient was prescribed a bone conduction hearing aid and, with necessary consultations, was examined for additional physical anomalies. All children with a diagnosis of KFS should be evaluated with audiologic and otologic examinations, consultations should be implemented with other disciplines concerning the presenting problems, a regular follow-up should be scheduled, and the parents should be informed on possible complications.