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Pulmonary thromboembolism in Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome - should all cases be anticoagulated?

Bagul, NB; Pathak, R; Garg, NK; Platts, A; Baker, DM; (2005) Pulmonary thromboembolism in Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome - should all cases be anticoagulated? Phlebology , 20 (4) 193 - 195.

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Abstract

Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome (KTWS) is a congenital disorder characterized by a triad of varicose veins and venous malformation involving one or more extremities, cutaneous haemangioma, and hypertrophy of soft tissue and bone. The syndrome is rare and it usually presents as varicose veins or cutaneous naevi. We report a patient with KTWS who developed superficial thrombophlebitis in her varicose veins and died from a pulmonary embolism. To optimize management it is important to recognize the syndrome, and the patient should ideally be referred for multidisciplinary vascular care and all such patients should be anticoagulated in the long term

Type:Article
Title:Pulmonary thromboembolism in Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome - should all cases be anticoagulated?
Additional information:WoS ID: 000234393000009 Times Cited: 0ArticleEnglishBagul, N. B7 Westbury Court, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE12 8RL, Tyne & Wear, EnglandCited References Count: 17999MH1 WIMPOLE STREET, LONDON W1G 0AE, ENGLANDLONDON
Keywords:anticoagulation, chronic venous insufficiency, EMBOLISM, Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome, Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome, LIMB, MANAGEMENT, PATIENT, pulmonary embolism, venous malformations
UCL classification:UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Surgery and Interventional Science (Division of)

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