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What is Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome (KTS)?

Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome (KTS) is a congenital circulatory disorder characterized by hemangiomas (abnormal benign growths on the skin consisting of masses of blood vessels), arteriovenous abscesses, and varicose veins, usually on the limbs. The affected limbs may be enlarged and warmer than normal. Fused toes or fingers, or extra toes or fingers, may be present. Bleeding may occur, often as a result of a rectal or vaginal tumor. The cause of the disorder is unknown. A similar disorder- the port-wine stain disorder -in which individuals have vascular anomalies and limb enlargement, is known as Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS). Patients suffering from SWS may experience seizures and mental deficiency.
This answer is based on source information from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke .

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