What are morbidities in Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS)?

Updated: Dec 26, 2018
  • Author: Masanori Takeoka, MD; Chief Editor: George I Jallo, MD  more...
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The Sturge-Weber Foundation survey indicated that other abnormalities occurred in all 171 patients in the study. These included other cutaneous lesions in all patients and body asymmetry in 164 (96%) of 171 patients, with soft-tissue hypertrophy occurring in 38 (23%) of the 164 patients and scoliosis existing in 11 (6.7%) of the 164 patients. Basal cell carcinoma has been reported to occur within a PWS. [54]


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