What is Klippel-Trenaunay and Parkes-Weber Syndrome?

Also known as: Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber Syndrome

This is a rare congenital medical condition of abnormal blood and lymph vessel formation, cutaneous capillary malformation, and skeletal or soft tissue hypertrophy.

Diagnosis is made clinically based on one or more distinct symptoms. These associated symptoms include the following:

  • port-wine stains with sharp borders
  • varicose veins
  • hypertrophy of bone and soft tissues with local limb enlargement or shrinking
  • an improperly developed lymph system that may lead to local limb swelling
Pain and difficulty walking may occur and, in more severe cases, the limb hypertrophy may be so severe as to prompt amputation. Though cases vary, symptoms affect approximately ¼ of the body.

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