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Sturge-Weber syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • Encephalofacial angiomatosis
  • Encephalotrigeminal angiomatosis
  • Fourth phacomatosis
  • Leptomeningeal angiomatosis
  • Meningeal capillary angiomatosis
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  • I have a son who is 18 months old. He has Sturge-Weber and we are wondering what the percentage is that his birthmark will protrude from his face. What are the pros and cons of laser surgery? If we were to get the surgery, when would be the best time to get it done? Click here for answer

  • What is the life expectancy of an adult with Sturge-Weber syndrome? Click here for answer

  • How does Sturge-Weber syndrome affect adults? I'm a 43-year-old person who has this disorder and had my birthmark removed at age 4. Click here for answer