Arteriovenous and lymphatic malformations, linear verrucous epidermal nevus and mild overgrowth: another hamartoneoplastic syndrome?

Clin Dysmorphol. 1999 Apr;8(2):111-5.


We report a 22 year old female presenting with slowly progressive paraparesis, who appeared to have many (mainly subcutaneous) hamartomas. The neurological symptoms were caused by intraspinal masses and arteriovenous malformations. In addition, she had mild overgrowth of one leg and lymph vessel malformations. This combination of symptoms resembles Proteus syndrome, but is different in symptomatology and progression and may be yet another hamartoneoplastic syndrome.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Arteriovenous Malformations / pathology*
  • Female
  • Hamartoma Syndrome, Multiple / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Lymphatic System / abnormalities*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Nevus / pathology*
  • Paresis / pathology
  • Radiography
  • Spinal Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Spinal Diseases / pathology
  • Syndrome