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Sturge–Weber syndrome

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noun Sturge–Web·er syndrome \ˈstərj-ˈweb-ər-\

Medical Definition of Sturge–Weber syndrome

  1. :  a rare congenital condition that is characterized by a port-wine stain affecting the facial skin on one side in the area innervated by the first branch of the trigeminal nerve and by malformed blood vessels in the brain that may cause progressive mental retardation, epilepsy, and glaucoma in the eye on the affected side—called also



Biographical Note for sturge–weber syndrome

Sturge, William Allen (1850–1919), British physician. Sturge served as physician to the Royal Free Hospital and the Hospital for Epilepsy and Paralysis, both in London. In later years he was in private practice at Nice. Sturge-Weber syndrome was described by him in 1879 and by F. P. Weber in 1922.F. P. Weber, —see weber-christian disease


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