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Gigantism of the lower limb in Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome: anatomy of the lateral marginal vein.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19551303     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome is a combination of venous and capillary malformations associated with soft tissue and/or bony limb hypertrophy, with or without lymphatic malformations. Although persistent foetal veins are rare, the persistence of the lateral marginal vein is a common association in this syndrome. It results in venous hypertension, which gives rise to venous varicosities, which are commonly seen in this syndrome. This is a case report of a 28-year-old man with Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome, with persistence of the lateral marginal vein, affecting his right lower limb. He was treated with an above-knee amputation. The amputated limb was dissected to demonstrate the anatomy of the lateral marginal vein. To the best of the authors' knowledge, the gross anatomy of the lateral marginal vein has not been previously reported.
N R Abdul-Rahman; K F Mohammad; S Ibrahim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Singapore medical journal     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0037-5675     ISO Abbreviation:  Singapore Med J     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-24     Completed Date:  2009-09-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404516     Medline TA:  Singapore Med J     Country:  Singapore    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e223-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur 56000, Malaysia.
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MeSH Terms
Gigantism / complications*,  radiography*
Hypertrophy / pathology
Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber Syndrome / complications*,  radiography*
Leg / abnormalities,  blood supply*,  pathology
Veins / abnormalities*,  anatomy & histology*

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