Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome

    Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome

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    Definition of Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome

    Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome is a malformation found at birth (congenital) involving abnormal development of blood vessels, soft tissues and bones. People who have Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome may have the following features:

    • Reddish-purple birthmarks called port-wine stains or capillary malformations
    • Larger and longer extremities due to bone and soft tissue overgrowth that occurs most often in one of the lower limbs
    • Varicose veins
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