Martorell, Fernando; Monserrat, Joaquin
June 1962
Angiology;Jun1962, Vol. 13 Issue 6, p265
Academic Journal
The article presents information about Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome by citing the case study of a 64-year old man, complaining of trouble in the left hip and walking with difficulty. He had had voluminous varicose veins in his right leg and in the suprapubic region since his childhood. The examination of the patient in an upright position showed a 3-cm lengthening of his right leg and the existence of many varicose veins throughout the leg and in amore voluminous and tortuous form in the suprapubic region; a great deal of red nevi stains were seen all over the leg. The three chief signs of the Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome are thus present in this case. This case may demonstrate that in some instances of the Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome a complete occlusion of the deep venous system exists. For this reason, it is advised that all patients showing the classic symptomatic triad must be diagnosed as having the Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome regardless of other alterations that might be present simultaneously or not, e.g., arteriovenous fistulas, deep venous aplasias or nervous or lymphatic disorders.


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