a congenital condition characterized by a port wine stain, usually on one side of the face, and a hemangioma on the brain. May also include seizures, glaucoma, developmental delays, and enlarging of the eye on the side of the port wine stain.
Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS) is a disorder involving the association of a facial port-wine stain with glaucoma and abnormal blood vessels called a leptomeningeal angioma on the surface of the brain. The facial port-wine stain is present from birth and when it ocurrs on the forehead and/or upper eyelid (ophthalmic distribution) is associated with an increased risk (10-20%) of the full syndrome. SWS can involve one side of the head (unilateral) or both sides (bilateral). Infants with Sturge-Weber Syndrome are at increased risk of developing, epilepsy, developmental delays, mental retardation, weakness on a side of the body (hemiparesis), and vision loss.
A disorder of blood vessels affecting the skin of the face, eyes, and brain; brain involvement is associated with seizures.
Congenital disease characterized by three major symptoms including excessive blood vessel growth, intracranial calcification, and seizures. Facial birth marks usually appear on one side of the face.
Sturge-Weber syndrome, sometimes referred to as encephalotrigeminal angiomatosis, is an extremely rare congenital neurological and skin disorder. It is one of the phakomatoses, and is often associated with port-wine stains of the face, glaucoma, seizures, mental retardation, and ipsilateral leptomeningeal angioma. It is caused by an arteriovenous malformation that occurs in the cerebrum of the brain on the same side as the physical signs described above.