Current Therapeutic Options in Sturge Weber Syndrome

Sturge-Weber syndrome is a vascular malformation syndrome consisting of a facial port-wine birthmark associated with malformed leptomeningeal blood vessels and a choroid “angioma” of the eye. It is a rare neurocutaneous disorder that occurs sporadically, is not inherited, and is caused by a somatic mosaic mutation in GNAQ. Patients with Sturge-Weber syndrome brain involvement typically present in infancy with seizures, strokes and stroke-like episodes, and a range of neurological impairments. Standard treatment includes laser therapy for the birthmark, control of glaucoma through eye drops or surgery, and the use of anticonvulsants.
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Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS) is a sporadically occurring neurocutaneous syndrome characterized by port-wine stain over the face, ocular abnormalities (glaucoma and choroidal hemangioma), and leptomeningeal angiomas. It is usually diagnosed in infancy, but it may occasionally present in adulthood with seizures or stroke-like episodes. Here, we report a 46-year-old male patient, having SWS coexisting with moyamoya disease, attending our hospital due to sudden loss of consciousness. We also searched PubMed (from its earliest date to August 2014) for case reports mentioning that SWS presents in adulthood. We identified 31 patie...
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Introduction: Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS) is a neurocutaneous syndrome that has a heterogeneous spectrum of manifestations, characterized by facial port-wine stain (PWS) within the trigeminal nerve distribution, ipsilateral leptomeningeal angiomatosis, glaucoma, seizures, stroke-like episodes, hemiparesis, and mental retardation. The diagnosis is based on clinical presentation and cranial imaging features. Treatment is a challenge and multidisciplinary approach is required to control ophthalmic, neurologic and dermatologic manifestations.
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Conclusions:This is an unusual presentation of SWS. Commonly, patients present at early age with seizure and unlike our case patient presented with SAH and stroke like symptoms.Disclosure: Dr. Lee has nothing to disclose. Dr. E-Ghanmh has nothing to disclose. Dr. Said Said has nothing to disclose. Dr. Wu has nothing to disclose. Dr. Muhammad has nothing to disclose.
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Sturge-Weber syndrome is a rare, sporadic, neurocutaneous disorder classically characterized by a facial nevus in the trigeminal distribution (port wine stain), leptomeningeal angiomatosis, and glaucoma, although intracranial changes can be present without cutaneous involvement.1 Seizures occur in up to 75% of individuals, are often associated with headache, and stroke-like episodes causing prolonged neurologic deficits are also described.1,2
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Sturge-Weber syndrome is a rare, sporadic, neurocutaneous disorder classically characterized by a facial nevus in the trigeminal distribution (port wine stain), leptomeningeal angiomatosis, and glaucoma, although intracranial changes can be present without cutaneous involvement.1 Seizures occur in up to 75% of individuals, are often associated with headache, and stroke-like episodes causing prolonged neurologic deficits are also described.1,2
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