What is Sturge-Weber syndrome?

Updated: May 30, 2019
  • Author: David Y Ko, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Sturge-Weber syndrome has an unknown cause and appears to occur in a sporadic fashion. This disorder is characterized by intracranial vascular anomalies called arteriovenous malformations and port-wine stains on the face. Patients with Sturge-Weber syndrome also have seizures and glaucoma. The seizures can be very difficult to control in some of these patients.


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