Other Names for this Disease
- Klippel Trenaunay syndrome
- Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome
- KTW syndrome
- Angio-osteohypertrophy syndrome
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port-wine stain; overgrowth of soft tissues and bones; and vein malformations such as varicose veins or malformations of deep veins in the limbs. The overgrowth of bones and soft tissues usually begins in infancy and is most often limited to one leg. However, it can also affect the arms or, rarely, the torso. The overgrowth can cause pain, a feeling of heaviness, and reduced movement in the affected area. The exact cause of KTS is unclear. It is thought to occur sporadically (in people with no family history of the condition). Treatment is symptomatic and supportive.Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome (KTS) is a condition that affects the development of blood vessels, soft tissues, and bones. This condition has three characteristic features: a red birthmark called a
Last updated: 4/21/2015
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