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Webbed neck

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Specialty  medical genetics
ICD-9-CM  744.5
ICD-10  Q18.3
DiseasesDB  29611
Webbed neck

A webbed neck, or pterygium colli deformity, is a congenital skin fold that runs along the sides of the neck down to the shoulders. There are many variants.

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Associated conditions

It is a feature of Turner syndrome (only found in girls) and Noonan syndrome, as well as the rarer Klippel-Feil syndrome.

Presentation

On babies, webbed neck may look like loose folds of skin on the neck. As the child grows, the skin may stretch out to look like there is little or no neck.

References

Webbed neck Wikipedia


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