How is Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS) treated?

Updated: Dec 26, 2018
  • Author: Masanori Takeoka, MD; Chief Editor: George I Jallo, MD  more...
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Medical care in SWS includes anticonvulsants for seizure control, symptomatic and prophylactic therapy for headache, glaucoma treatment to reduce IOP, and laser therapy for the PWS.

Antiepileptic medications

An antiepileptic medication with efficacy in focal seizures is preferable in SWS. The chance of achieving seizure control with medical therapy in patients with SWS varies.


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