What causes neurologic dysfunction in Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS)?

Updated: Dec 26, 2018
  • Author: Masanori Takeoka, MD; Chief Editor: George I Jallo, MD  more...
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Neurologic dysfunction results from secondary effects on surrounding brain tissue, which include the following [15, 16] :

  • Hypoxia

  • Ischemia

  • Venous occlusion

  • Thrombosis

  • Infarction

  • Vasomotor phenomenon


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