Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome  Treatment in Hyderabad

Overview

Klippel-Trenaunay (klih-PEL tray-no-NAY) syndrome – also called KTS – is a rare disorder found at birth (congenital) involving abnormal development of blood vessels, soft tissues (such as skin and muscles), bones, and the lymphatic system. The main features include a red birthmark (port-wine stain), overgrowth of tissues and bones, and vein malformations with or without lymphatic abnormalities.

Although there is no cure for KTS, the goal is to manage symptoms and prevent complications. Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome Treatment in Hyderabad

Symptoms

People who have Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome may have the following features, which can range from mild to more extensive:

Causes

Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome is a genetic condition. It involves genetic changes (mutations) most commonly in the PIK3CA gene. These genetic changes are responsible for the development of tissues in the body, resulting in overgrowth.

KTS is not usually inherited. The gene mutations occur randomly during cell division in early development before birth.

Risk factors

Family history doesn’t seem to be a risk factor, so it’s unlikely that parents of one child with Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome will have another child with the disorder, even if one of the parents has KTS.

Complications

Complications of Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome can result from abnormal development of blood vessels, soft tissues, bones and the lymphatic system. These can include:

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