Sturge-Weber syndrome variant with atypical intracranial findings: case report

Anil V Yallapragada, Joel K Cure, Kenton R Holden
Journal of Child Neurology 2006, 21 (2): 155-7
Sturge-Weber syndrome is characterized by a facial port-wine nevus, leptomeningeal angiomatosis, and glaucoma; it is commonly complicated by epilepsy and hemiparesis. We present a patient with a head and neck port-wine nevus, glaucoma, abnormalities of the intracranial deep veins, and untreated communicating hydrocephalus. The patient lacks any radiologic or clinical evidence of cerebral leptomeningeal angiomatosis. Considering that intracranial venous anomalies also are likely compatible with the embryologic explanation of Sturge-Weber syndrome, this child can serve as an unusual example of Sturge-Weber syndrome type II.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article


You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Related Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.


Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"