Ann Kulungowski, M.D., and Taizo Nakano, M.D.
Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO
Expert Guest Panelists
Pat Burrows, M.D.
Emeritus Professor of Radiology, Medical College of Wisconsin,
Mellenee Finger, M.D.
Director, K-T Support Group,
This Multidisciplinary Approaches to Vascular Anomalies webinar discusses when is it appropriate for an interventionalist to treat Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome (PubMed) (KTS). KTS is a rare congenital vascular disorder in which a limb may be affected by port wine stains (red-purple birthmarks involving blood vessels), varicose veins, and/or too much bone and soft tissue growth. The limb may be larger, longer, and/or warmer than normal. The cause of KTS is unknown.
A moderated discussion of several patient case presentations will include a multidisciplinary team of medical experts and specially selected expert panelists. These specialists will ask questions and direct the discussions of various surgical treatment strategies and perspectives regarding treatment for KTS. The in-depth discussions will include input and questions from the audience.
- To increase awareness of and advocate for pediatric patients with vascular anomalies
- To inderstand how to establish proper diagnosis and treatment of pediatric vascular anomalies
- To disseminate education on the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric vascular anomalies
- To create an international forum for debate, discussion, and dialog on approaches for treating pediatric patients with vascular anomalies
The live webinar enabled interactive exchanges between participants and expert panelists as they addressed fundamentals of basic techniques and strategies in treating this venous malformation.