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April 1974

Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber Syndrome-Reply

Arch Dermatol. 1974;109(4):573. doi:10.1001/archderm.1974.01630040077030

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To the Editor.—  Bean Vascular Spiders and Related Lesions of the Skin. Springfield, Ill, Charles C Thomas Publishers, 1958) has called attention to several reports of vascular anomalies associated with trophic changes of the soft tissues and bones that antedate Klippel and Trenaunay's report in 1900. In light of these reports, it may seem curious that Klippel-Trenaunay and Parkes Weber should be given eponymic remembrance; nevertheless, the nomenclature is now entrenched in the world literature.As we have pointed out in our recent article, the association of varicose veins, soft tissue hypertrophy, bone hypertrophy, and cutaneous hemangiomas of the port-wine type was described by Klippel and Trenaunay in 1900. F. Parkes Weber, in 1918, noted the triad to include congenital arteriovenous fistulas of the extremities. Recently, most authors have preferred to group these anomalies as the Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber Syndrome. Dr. Partsch believes that the term Weber Syndrome should only be used

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