Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome is a rare congenital disorder involving abnormal development of blood vessels, soft tissues, bones, and the lymphatic system. Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome is a life-altering disorder that causes mild to extensive features of the upper or lower limbs, and sometimes the trunk. A child who is diagnosed with Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome requires the specialized care of a doctor who is an authority in vascular malformations and their effective treatments.
Dr. Milton Waner leads the team at the Vascular Birthmark Institute of New York as a world authority in hemangiomas and vascular malformations, and he has remained at the forefront of this field for many years. Dr. Waner has provided experienced, skilled, and expert care for patients from all over the world with difficult cases. Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome is an extremely difficult medical condition because of the severity in which it involves the vascular system. Vein malformations, port-wine stains (a type of capillary malformation), an overgrowth of bones and soft tissues, as well as lymphatic system abnormalities are all different types of features of Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome.
In many cases, the patient’s comfort is one of the most important factors in dealing with Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome. With vein malformations, which often include varicose veins, and with the overgrowth of bones and soft tissues, pain and a feeling of heaviness is often present. At The Vascular Birthmark Institute of New York, Dr. Milton Waner works alongside an exceptional interdisciplinary team of experts to provide the most comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome. The knowledge that an interdisciplinary team provides is extremely important for helping patients manage their symptoms and prevent complications. There are different types of treatment depending on the severity of the disorder ranging from compression therapy to surgery. Patients also require further treatment from the complications that arise such as bleeding, blood clots, infections, or skin ulcers.
There is no known cause and no known cure for Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome. This difficult condition requires accurate diagnosis early on in a child’s life in order for treatments to begin as soon as possible. At the Vascular Birthmark Institute of New York, our physicians are committed to providing world-class care to our patients.