Webbed neck

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Webbed neck
Girl with Noonan syndrome.jpg
A 12-year-old female with Noonan syndrome exhibiting a typical webbed neck.
Classification and external resources
Specialtymedical genetics

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[edit]

It is a feature of Turner syndrome[1] (only found in girls) and Noonan syndrome,[2] as well as the rarer Klippel-Feil syndrome,[3] or Diamond-Blackfan Anemia[4]


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.


  1. ^ Miller LB, Kanter M, Wolfort F (1990). "Treatment of webbed neck in Turner's syndrome with tissue expansion". Ann Plast Surg. 24 (5): 447–50. doi:10.1097/00000637-199005000-00009. PMID 2350155.
  2. ^ Qian JG, Wang XJ (2007). ", Noonan syndrome and correction of the webbed neck". Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. 60 (3): 316–9. doi:10.1016/j.bjps.2006.02.008. PMID 17293292.
  3. ^ Hikade KR, Bitar GJ, Edgerton MT, Morgan RF (2002). "Modified Z-plasty repair of webbed neck deformity seen in Turner and Klippel-Feil syndrome". Cleft Palate Craniofac. J. 39 (3): 261–6. doi:10.1597/1545-1569(2002)039<0261:MZPROW>2.0.CO;2. ISSN 1545-1569. PMID 12019001.
  4. ^ Reference, Genetics Home. "Diamond-Blackfan anemia". Genetics Home Reference. Retrieved 2017-06-10.