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Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome: a rare case not to be missed

Mohamed Shukor, Ahmad Zulkifli and Saiful Suhardi, Mohd Aiman and Abidin, Mohd Radhwan and Zainulabid, Ummu Afeera (2022) Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome: a rare case not to be missed. PERINTIS E-Journal, 12 (1). pp. 35-41. ISSN 2232−0725

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Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome (KTS) is a rare congenital disorder characterised by malformation of capillary-venous vascular. In most reported cases, KTS was diagnosed clinically. However, this syndrome's clinical manifestations range from modest asymptomatic illness to life-threatening haemorrhage and embolism. Here we presented a case of a middle-aged woman who had experienced recurrent chronic thromboembolism events. She presented with middle cerebral artery infarction complicated with lower limb popliteal vein thrombosis. Subsequently, she was admitted to our centre and diagnosed with pulmonary embolism. The unilateral hypertrophic limb and cutaneous lesion over the right lower limb were mistakenly assumed as a birthmark. We reported this case due to its rare occurrence and to increase awareness of this condition.

Item Type: Article (Case Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome (KTS); pulmonary embolism; limb hypertrophy; port-wine stain
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Internal Medicine
Depositing User: Asst. Dr. Ummu Afeera Zainulabid
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2022 09:31
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2022 09:33
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/99280

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