When is surgery indicated in the treatment of Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS)?

Updated: Dec 26, 2018
  • Author: Masanori Takeoka, MD; Chief Editor: George I Jallo, MD  more...
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Surgery is desirable in patients with SWS for refractory seizures, glaucoma, and specific problems related to various SWS-associated disorders, such as scoliosis. [3]

Medical treatment of glaucoma in SWS usually fails with time, so most ophthalmologists consider surgical therapy to be the mainstay of treatment for SWS-associated glaucoma. [92]


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