How are the cutaneous lesions in Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS) characterized?

Updated: Dec 26, 2018
  • Author: Masanori Takeoka, MD; Chief Editor: George I Jallo, MD  more...
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The cutaneous venous facial lesion is usually the first component of the syndrome to be observed, because it is visible at birth. It may be very pale at first, but it usually becomes darker with age. However, the lesion does not increase in extent. PWS is not a medically threatening condition, but because it is a cosmetic deformity, it may carry a psychological impact.


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