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What is Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome?

What is Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome?

KTW syndrome: KTW is a rare defect involving capillary abnormalities, enlargement of one leg, an atypical varicosity on the lateral side and arteriovenous malformation. ...Read more

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What is Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome?

What is Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome?

Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber Syndrome: Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber Syndrome is a rare vascular congenital condition due to improper formation of blood and/or lymphatic vessels. It has three features: Port Wine Stain (nevus flammeus or capillary hemangioma), venous or/and lymphatic malformations, and enlargement (soft-tissue hypertrophy) of the affected extremity. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is klippel trenaunay weber syndrome?

Could you explain what is klippel trenaunay weber syndrome?

Blood vessel malform: Rare congenital medical condition in which blood vessels and/or lymph vessels fail to form properly. The three main features are nevus flammeus (port-wine stain), venous and lymphatic malformations, and soft-tissue hypertrophy of the affected limb. Often called angio-osteohypertrophy or hemangiectatic hypertrophy and is found as a congenital defect at time of birth in many cases. ...Read more

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What is klippel trenaunay syndrome?

What is klippel trenaunay syndrome?

Let me explain: Klippel–trénaunay syndrome and sometimes angioosteohypertrophy syndrome and hemangiectatic hypertrophy, is a rare congenital medical condition in which blood vessels and/or lymph vessels fail to form properly. The three main features are nevus flammeus (port-wine stain), venous and lymphatic malformations, and soft-tissue hypertrophy of the affected limb. ...Read more

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Could anybody get klippel trenaunay syndrome?

Could anybody get klippel trenaunay syndrome?

Yes: This syndrome presents with a port-wine skin blemish, overgrowth of a bone, often in one leg, and vein abnormalities, usually in leg veins and often varicose veins. It can occur in anybody, women more often, and there has yet to be a genetic pattern identified. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how often klippel-trenaunay syndrome occurs?

1 in 100,000: Incidence is 1 in 100, 000. Involves overgrowth of bone combined with vascular malformation - such as port wine stain. ...Read more

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What are the tests for sturge weber syndrome?

What are the tests for sturge weber syndrome?

Genetic cause is : Usually sporadic, possibly due to mosaicism-some, but not all cells have gene abnormalities. Eeg's to look for seizures (~ 70%). Neuromaging to monitor growth of hemangiomas, blood vessel abnormalities of brain & brain coverings. Vision exams for glaucoma (30-48%) & hemianopia (decreased vision in one eye). Iq tests for intellectual disability (~40%).See http://www.Sturge-weber.Org/resources/about. ...Read more

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Is sturge weber syndrome is progressive disease?

Is sturge weber syndrome is progressive disease?

Not progressive: But will always need follow up eye exams to monitor for possible glaucoma. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: sturge weber syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: sturge weber syndrome?

See below: Sturge-weber syndrome is a rare disorder that is present at birth. A child with this condition will have a port-wine stain birthmark (usually on the face) and nervous system problems. The cause of sturge-weber is unknown. ...Read more