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World J Clin Cases. Oct 16, 2022; 10(29): 10543-10549
Published online Oct 16, 2022. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v10.i29.10543
Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome with ischemic stroke: A case report
Geunsu Lee, Taegi Choi
Geunsu Lee, Taegi Choi, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Kwangju Christian Hospital, Gwangju 61661, South Korea
Author contributions: Lee G and Choi T contributed equally to this work; Lee G and Choi T designed the research; Lee G and Choi T performed the research; Lee G and Choi T wrote the paper
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Corresponding author: Taegi Choi, MD, Doctor, Department of Rehabilitation, Kwangju Christian Hospital, 37, Yangnim-ro, Nam-gu, Korea, Gwangju 61661, South Korea.
Received: August 24, 2021
Peer-review started: August 24, 2021
First decision: September 29, 2021
Revised: December 13, 2021
Accepted: September 1, 2022
Article in press: September 1, 2022
Published online: October 16, 2022
Core Tip

Core Tip: Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome (KTWS) is a very rare syndrome that involves three conditions: Cutaneous hemangiomas, varicosities, and soft-tissue hypertrophy of the affected limb. There are few cases of ischemic infarction with KTWS. Here, we describe a 43-year-old man who was diagnosed with KTWS with ischemic stroke. His chief complaints were worsening weakness and spasticity in the right leg. These symptoms had been present for 1 year, but the patient did not receive comprehensive rehabilitation until he underwent a 3-wk integrated inpatient rehabilitation program at our center. After the program, his muscle strength, walking ability, and exercise endurance improved. Although relatively rare, clinicians should consider the possibility of a thromboembolic event in KTWS patients. Integrated rehabilitation can help such patients to recover function.