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Sturge-Weber syndrome

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

medical Definition of Sturge-Weber syndrome

: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 Sturge-Weber disease

Biographical Note for sturge-weber syndrome

  • F. P. Weber — see weber-christian disease

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