Webbed neck

Webbed neck


Caption = Girl with Turner syndrome presenting with pterygium colli
DiseasesDB =
ICD10 = ICD10|Q|18|3|q|10
ICD9 = ICD9|744.5
MedlinePlus =
eMedicineSubj =
eMedicineTopic =
MeshID =
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.

Associated conditions

It is a feature of Turner syndromecite journal |author=Miller LB, Kanter M, Wolfort F |title=Treatment of webbed neck in Turner's syndrome with tissue expansion |journal=Ann Plast Surg |volume=24 |issue=5 |pages=447–50 |year=1990 |pmid=2350155 |doi=10.1097/00000637-199005000-00009] and Noonan syndrome,cite journal |author=Qian JG, Wang XJ |title=Noonan syndrome and correction of the webbed neck |journal=J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg |volume=60 |issue=3 |pages=316–9 |year=2007 |pmid=17293292 |doi=10.1016/j.bjps.2006.02.008 |url=http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1748-6815(06)00316-0] as well as the rarer Klippel-Feil syndrome.cite journal |author=Hikade KR, Bitar GJ, Edgerton MT, Morgan RF |title=Modified Z-plasty repair of webbed neck deformity seen in Turner and Klippel-Feil syndrome |journal=Cleft Palate Craniofac. J. |volume=39 |issue=3 |pages=261–6 |year=2002 |pmid=12019001 |doi= 10.1597/1545-1569(2002)039<0261:MZPROW>2.0.CO;2|url=http://journals.allenpress.com/jrnlserv/?request=get-abstract&issn=1055-6656&volume=39&page=261]


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.


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • webbed neck — pterygium colli …   Medical dictionary

  • neck — 1. Part of body by which the head is connected to the trunk : it extends from the base of the cranium to the top of the shoulders. 2. In anatomy, any constricted portion having a fancied resemblance to the n. of an animal. 3. The germinative… …   Medical dictionary

  • Noonan syndrome — Classification and external resources A 12 year old female with Noonan syndrome. Typical webbed neck. Double structural curve with rib deformity. ICD 10 Q …   Wikipedia

  • endocrine system, human — ▪ anatomy Introduction  group of ductless glands (gland) that regulate body processes by secreting chemical substances called hormones (hormone). Hormones act on nearby tissues or are carried in the bloodstream to act on specific target organs… …   Universalium

  • Turner syndrome — or Ullrich Turner syndrome encompasses several conditions, of which monosomy X is the most common. It is a chromosomal disorder affecting females in which all or part of one of the X chromosomes is absent. Occurring in 1 out of every 2500 girls,… …   Wikipedia

  • Hallermann–Streiff syndrome — Classification and external resources ICD 9 756.0 OMIM 234100 DiseasesDB …   Wikipedia

  • Klippel–Feil syndrome — Klippel Feil syndrome Classification and external resources ICD 10 Q76.1 …   Wikipedia

  • syndrome — The aggregate of symptoms and signs associated with any morbid process, and constituting together the picture of the disease. SEE ALSO: disease. [G. s., a running together, tumultuous concourse; (in med.) a concurrence of symptoms, fr. syn,… …   Medical dictionary

  • Turner's syndrome — Pathol. an abnormal congenital condition resulting from a defect on or absence of the second sex chromosome, characterized by retarded growth of the gonads. [named after Henry Hubert Turner (1892 1970), U.S endocrinologist, who described it in… …   Universalium

  • Branchial cleft cyst — Classification and external resources Fistulography of a right branchial cleft sinus. ICD 10 Q18.0 (ILDS Q18.020) …   Wikipedia