Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome is a rare condition that is present at birth. The syndrome usually involves port wine stains, excess growth of bones and soft tissue, and varicose veins.
Most cases of Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome occur for no apparent reason. However, a few cases are thought to be passed down through families (inherited), possibly as an autosomal dominant trait.
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Persons with this condition may have excessive growth of bones and soft tissue. This occurs most commonly in the legs, but it also may affect the arms, face, head, or internal organs.
It may be helpful to join a support group in which members share common problems and concerns.
The following organizations provide further information on Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome:
Most individuals with Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome do well, despite their cosmetic appearance. However, there can be related psychological problems.
Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome; KTS; Angio-osteohypertrophy; Nevus varicosus osteohypertrophicus syndrome; Hemangiectasia hypertrophicans; Nevus verucosus hypertrophicans