Treating Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome (KTS)
Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome is a rare condition present at birth that affects the blood vessels, soft tissue and bones. It causes swelling in small blood vessels just below the skin, resulting in port wine stains (a reddish-purplish discoloration of the skin or birthmark.) Abnormal growth of bone and tissue in one limb is also usually associated with the syndrome.
At UPMC, we offer the latest therapies and procedures to help treat Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome in Williamsport, PA, and the surrounding areas. If you’d like to learn more about treatment or need to schedule a consultation, Find a Provider at UPMC.
Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome Symptoms
Symptoms of Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome vary from person to person, but may include:
- Port wine stains (birthmarks) and blood vessel problems
- Varicose veins
- Abnormal growth of a limb
- Rectal bleeding
- Blood in the urine
If you’re experiencing any of these signs, a specialist at UPMC can help diagnose your condition and recommend the right course of treatment.
Diagnosis at UPMC
To provide the right diagnosis, your doctor may perform a physical examination and review your medical history. Imaging tests may be necessary if there are complications present with the condition. These tests may include Doppler ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome Treatment
While there is currently no cure for Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome, we offer specialized treatments to manage symptoms. These are made on a case-by-case basis depending on individual patient needs.
Surgical procedures to treat symptoms of Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome may include debulking, treating varicose veins, correcting bone deformity and surgical removal of vascular malformations.
Non-surgical treatments include sclerotherapy (injection to close the malformed vessels) and compression therapy.
Speak with an experienced cardiologist to learn more about which treatment options might be right for you or a loved one.
UPMC provides specialized care to diagnose and treat Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome in Williamsport, PA, and the surrounding areas.