Don Carlo dei Medici (1595-1666) is the son of Ferdinando I (1549-1609), Granduca of Tuscany, and becomes Cardinal of Catholic Roman Church in 1615. In 1604 Fabrizio d'Acquapendente is called in Florence to treat him, because of an aggravation of his health, and of his congenital neck's gibbosity. The recent paleopathological researches have diagnosed his congenital cervical gibbosity as effect of the Klippel-Feil's syndrome, and characteristic lesions of tubercolosis.
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this report is to document a case of cervical spinal stenosis and myelomalacia in a patient with Klippel-Feil (KF) syndrome with a large C4/5 disc bulge presenting with cervical radiculopathy. SUBJECT: A 39-year-old man was referred to a private chiropractic practice for a consultation. He complained of limited motion in his neck with pain and numbness radiating down both arms and left leg. Diagnostic imaging revealed KF syndrome and a large spondylotic disc bulge at C4/5 compressing the cord and causing myelomalacia.