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Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • Angio-osteohypertrophy syndrome
  • Angioosteohypertrophic syndrome
  • Klippel Trenaunay syndrome
  • Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome
  • Klippel-Trénaunay-Weber syndrome
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Treatment

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Is there a cure or treatment for Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome (KTS)?

There is no cure for KTS.[1][2] Treatment is symptomatic and supportive.[1] Conservative treatments seem most effective while limiting the chances for undesired side effects.[2] This may include the use of elastic garments and pumps to relieve lymphedema and protect limbs from trauma or orthopedic devices for discrepancies in limb length.[1][2] Laser therapy may be used to diminish or eliminate some skin lesions (port-wine stains). Surgery may be used for tissue debulking, vein repair, or to correct uneven growth in the limbs.[1][2] 
Last updated: 11/11/2014

References
  1. NINDS Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome (KTS) Information Page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). September 30, 2011; http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/klippel_trenaunay/klippel_trenaunay.htm. Accessed 11/11/2014.
  2. Understanding Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome. Klippel Trenaunay (KT) Support Group. http://k-t.org/?page_id=28. Accessed 11/11/2014.


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Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • The Centers for Mendelian Genomics program is working to discover the causes of rare genetic disorders. For more information about applying to the research study, please visit their website.
  • ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.
Other Names for this Disease
  • Angio-osteohypertrophy syndrome
  • Angioosteohypertrophic syndrome
  • Klippel Trenaunay syndrome
  • Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome
  • Klippel-Trénaunay-Weber syndrome
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.