Sturge-Weber Syndrome

Sturge-Weber Syndrome is the association of a port-wine haemangioma in the trigeminal nerve distribution area (predominantly the opthalmic branch) with a vascular malformation of the brain.

Possible associated features include:
  • glaucoma
  • epilepsy
  • mental retardation
  • hemiparesis
Management may include neurosurgery.

However, it is worth noting than only around 3% of patients with a facial port-wine stain have Sturge-Weber syndrome.

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