Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome is a rare disorder that is present at birth. The condition can present in a number of ways, including the presence of a port-wine stain, excess bone or soft tissue or varicose veins that affect a single limb. It is also common for Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome to result in the limb being abnormal in size and length.
Complications from Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome include blood in the urine, frequent skin infections, localized pain, anemia and seizures. The presence of any or all of these symptoms requires medical intervention from a qualified clinician. Dr. Greg Levitin of the Vascular Birthmark Center can provide an evaluation of treatment needs on a case by case basis for patients coming from anywhere in the country.
KlippelTrenaunay Syndrome Treatment
There are potential complications that may arise from Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome. Seeking treatment is advised to relieve the impact of symptoms and reduce any risks associated with the disorder. Dr. Levitin will work closely with you in order to identify your specific challenges and needs, before creating a unique treatment plan. In many cases, medications and supplemental iron are recommended. Pain and swelling are also managed through the use of compression stockings.
Vascular surgery is considered a treatment option when there is the potential for complications arising from Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome. After your evaluation, Dr. Greg Levitin will discuss the minimally invasive procedure and likely outcome, post-treatment. Ligation and stripping are another surgical option which involves the tying of veins. The procedure is performed using a small incision and is designed to stop blood pooling.
If your Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome has resulted in the development of a port-wine stain, laser therapy using multi-wavelengths is effective in reducing or removing discoloration. This option is most effective when carried out by an experienced specialist using advanced tools and techniques in combination to achieve desirable results. Dr. Levitin will base his recommendations on the results of your evaluation in an effort to ensure that treatment sessions are convenient and affordable.
Additional Support and Insurance
You will receive all the additional support you need from the Vascular Birthmark Center and Dr. Greg Levitin, including in-network insurance coverage. Dr. Levitin works with a hand selected group of specialist physicians to ensure every patient receives best-case scenario outcomes regardless of the patient’s specific treatment plan.
We also work closely with the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation (VBF), offering support to both patients and parents. Access to diagnosis and treatment play a major role in everything we do, so if you have any concerns, we encourage you to speak to a member of the Vascular Birthmark Center team.
If you have any further questions about Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome, please take advantage of our free online consultation service today.