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Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome (KTS)

Vascular Surgeons Phoenix | Mesa

Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome (KTS) is a rare malformation of the skin, blood vessles, and underlying soft tissue that is present at birth. KTS often appears as an abnormal but benign growth on the skin in the form of a port wine birthmark, a cluster of blood vessels, or masses of blood vessels, venous malformations of the capillaries, veins and lymphatics and limb hypertrophy.

The cause is unknown and there is no cure, and the appearance that is created by its presence can cause a loss of self-confidence and psychological issues. With laser surgery, embolization, sclerotheraphy, radiofrequency ablation, or, as a last resort, surgical resection, the visible abnormalities can be diminished, although the rate of a recurrence is extremely high.

Because the vascular abnormalities in KTS are not arterial in nature, the flow in the malformation remains slow, therefore causing the skin lesions to appear purple or blue (port wine stain), unlike Parkes Weber Syndrome (PWS) which is more arterial in nature and the malformations remain pink. Both syndromes are rare and have no racial or geographic predisposition.

Both Dr. Vranic and Dr. Tarlian and their associates have a extensive knowledge and skill in the treatment of KTS and PWS.

Drs. Vranic and Tarlian believe that well-informed patients who are involved and proactive in their care are more likely to achieve better outcomes. To help facilitate this, they will be happy to personally consult with you to answer your questions and fully-explain the treatment options for your condition.

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Drs. Vranic and Tarlian believe that well-informed patients who are involved and proactive in their care are more likely to achieve better outcomes. To help facilitate this, they will be happy to personally consult with you to answer your questions and fully-explain the treatment options for your condition.