Which surgical procedures are used in the treatment of diffuse choroidal hemangiomas in Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS)?

Updated: Dec 26, 2018
  • Author: Masanori Takeoka, MD; Chief Editor: George I Jallo, MD  more...
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Procedures for the treatment of diffuse choroidal hemangiomas with retinal detachment include the following:

  • Cryotherapy and diathermy

  • Xenon arc or argon laser photocoagulation

  • Subretinal fluid drainage

  • Radiation therapy

A retrospective analysis of five patients treated for diffuse choroidal hemangioma associated with Sturge-Weber syndrome found that ruthenium-106 plaque radiotherapy is an effective and safe treatment. [5]


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