Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome, a Rare Cause of Hematochezia

Eric Omar Then, Andrew Ofosu, Prashanth Rawla, Tagore Sunkara, Vinaya Gaduputi


Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome (KTS) is a rare disorder with a wide array of clinical manifestations. It is primarily a disorder of vascular malformations that is classically associated with the development of hemangiomas and venous malformations. Rarely will KTS present with visceral involvement. Venous malformations of the gastrointestinal tract in specific are an exceedingly rare manifestation of KTS. When present, it can result in life-threatening bleeding that is oftentimes difficult to manage. Our case highlights a 53-year-old woman who presented to our clinic with chronic rectal bleeding secondary to KTS.

Gastroenterol Res. 2018;11(6):426-429
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/gr1092


Hematochezia; Rectal bleeding; Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome; Anemia; Hemangioma

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