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Klippel-Trènaunay-Weber (KTW) syndrome is a condition characterized by:

  • port-wine stains or birthmark malformations in the skin,
  • soft tissue and bony growths (generally involving a limb), and
  • vascular anomalies (varicose veins).
Although these three symptoms are consistently found in patients with Klippel-Trènaunay-Weber syndrome, there are other symptoms, which include
  • atrophy (a limb that is underdeveloped),
  • fingers and toes that are disproportionately large or small,
  • digits that are webbed (syndactyly),
  • too many digits (polydactyly), or
  • too few digits (oligodactyly).
The cause of Klippel-Trènaunay-Weber syndrome is not known. However, recently there have been some cases that run in families. There is no significant treatment for Klippel-Trènaunay-Weber syndrome.

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