Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS) is a rare, congenital condition involving the brain, skin, and eye. SWS is primarily marked by a facial capillary malformation (port-wine birthmark) in the V1 distribution (forehead and/or eyelid) of the facial region. However, not all patients with SWS present with a ...
Sturge Weber UK (SWUK), formerly Sturge-Weber Foundation UK, is a volunteer run registered charity formed in 1990. The charity exists to support those affected by Sturge Weber syndrome, promote research into the condition and raise awareness of the condition amongst both public and professionals.
Sturge in 1879, it is also known as Sturge Weber disease, leptomeningofacial angiomatosis, Sturge-Weber-Dimitri syndrome, etc (1,2). Inspite of being uncommon, this is the most frequent disease among the neurocutaneous syndromes – specially with vascular predominance, with a prevalence of 1/50,000 live births and no racial bias (2). Although its
Sturge-Weber Syndrome (SWS) (encephelotrigeminal angiomatosis) is a congenital, non-familial disorder caused by the GNAQ gene mutation. It is characterized by a congenital facial birthmark and neurological abnormalities. Other symptoms associated with Sturge-Weber can include eye, endocrine and organ irregularities, as well as developmental ...
Sturge Weber Syndrome. Sturge–Weber syndrome (SWS) is a sporadic congenital disorder characterized by a cutaneous port-wine stain in the distribution of the ophthalmic branch of the trigeminal nerve, abnormal venous vessels, glaucoma, seizures, stroke, and intellectual disability.276
Sturge-Weber syndrome is a condition that affects the development of certain blood vessels, causing abnormalities in the brain, skin, and eyes from birth. Sturge-Weber syndrome has three major features: a red or pink birthmark called a port-wine birthmark, a brain abnormality called a leptomeningeal angioma, and increased pressure in the eye (glaucoma).
Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS) is a rare disorder affecting the skin and nervous system. Babies with SWS are born with a birthmark on their face known as a port-wine stain.Port-wine birthmarks are caused by enlarged blood vessels right underneath the skin.
Sturge Weber Syndrome (SMS) belongs to a group of disorders collectively known as phakomatoses, disorders of the central nervous system that results in lesions on skin, brain and eyes. This syndrome consists of congenital hamartomatous malformation that may affect the eye, skin and central nervous system at different times. There is no sexual ...
Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS) is a neurological disorder marked by a distinctive port-wine stain on the forehead, scalp, or around the eye. This stain is a birthmark caused by an overabundance of ...
Epilepsy, hemiparesis, mental retardation and ocular problems were the most frequent and severe features of patients with Sturge-Weber syndrome in this series. The facial nevus flammeus was unilateral in 35 (63.5%) patients, bilateral in 17 (31%) and absent in 3 (5.5%) of the patients with leptomeningeal angiomas.