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Vol 46, No 5 (2012)
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Submitted: 2011-07-25
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Multiple spinal cavernous malformations in Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome

Ethem Göksu, Erkan Alpsoy, Tanju Uçar, Recai Tuncer
DOI: 10.5114/ninp.2012.31362
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Neurol Neurochir Pol 2012;46(5):496-500.

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Vol 46, No 5 (2012)
OPIS PRZYPADKU
Submitted: 2011-07-25

Abstract

Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome (KTWS) is a rare, congenital vascular disorder characterized by cutaneous haemangiomas, venous varicosities, and hypertrophy of the osseous and soft tissue. Various vascular anomalies of the central nervous system have been described in this syndrome. Two previous associations between KTWS and spinal cord cavernous malformations have been reported in the English literature. In this report, we present a patient in whom multiple cavernous malformations located in the conus medullaris region and cauda equina were associated with KTWS. General physical examination as well as neuroradiological and operative findings are described.

Abstract

Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome (KTWS) is a rare, congenital vascular disorder characterized by cutaneous haemangiomas, venous varicosities, and hypertrophy of the osseous and soft tissue. Various vascular anomalies of the central nervous system have been described in this syndrome. Two previous associations between KTWS and spinal cord cavernous malformations have been reported in the English literature. In this report, we present a patient in whom multiple cavernous malformations located in the conus medullaris region and cauda equina were associated with KTWS. General physical examination as well as neuroradiological and operative findings are described.

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Keywords

spinal cord, cauda equina, cavernous malformation, Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome

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Title

Multiple spinal cavernous malformations in Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome

Journal

Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska

Issue

Vol 46, No 5 (2012)

Pages

496-500

DOI

10.5114/ninp.2012.31362

Bibliographic record

Neurol Neurochir Pol 2012;46(5):496-500.

Keywords

spinal cord
cauda equina
cavernous malformation
Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome

Authors

Ethem Göksu
Erkan Alpsoy
Tanju Uçar
Recai Tuncer

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