How is Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome differentiated from Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS)?

Updated: Dec 26, 2018
  • Author: Masanori Takeoka, MD; Chief Editor: George I Jallo, MD  more...
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Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome consists of port-wine stains of the extremities and face, as well as hemihypertrophy of soft and bony tissues, in addition to all of the characteristics of SWS. This syndrome is sporadic, as is SWS. Also, in Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome, an association is noted between hemihypertrophy and solid visceral tumors, most commonly affecting the kidney, adrenal gland, or liver. Rare cases in which SWS overlaps with Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome have been reported. [55]


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