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The Pediatric Forum
February 2010

Klippel-Trénaunay Syndrome Was Not the Correct Answer

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliation: Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Children’s Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts.

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010;164(2):203. doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2009.273

I read with interest the Picture of the Month case by Mameli et al1 in which the authors described a child with a vascular birth mark of his lower extremity. The authors described an 11-year-old boy with a large “hemangioma” of the left leg, slight leg-length discrepancy, and mild femoral vein “incontinence.” Cerebral magnetic resonance imaging showed no arteriovenous malformations or hemangiomas. The authors presumed the correct diagnosis was Klippel-Trénaunay syndrome.

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