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Extensive small bowel varices as a cause of severe anemia in Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome

Darwish, K, MD1; Bleau, B L, MD, FRCPC1,*

American Journal of Gastroenterology: November 1998 - Volume 93 - Issue 11 - p 2274–2275
doi: 10.1111/j.1572-0241.1998.00634.x
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Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber (KTW) syndrome is a rare syndrome characterized by hemangiomata, varicose veins, and both bony and soft tissue hemihypertrophy. Abdominal viscera affected by ipsilateral hemangiomata include colon, liver, spleen, jejunum, kidney, and liver. We report a case of this syndrome that presented with severe anemia and extensive jeujenal varices without any other significant digestive tract lesions.

1Digestive Diseases Division, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

*Tacoma Digestive Diseases Center, 1112 6th Avenue, Suite 200, Tacoma, WA 98405

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