Sturge-Weber syndrome


Sturge-Web·​er syndrome ˈstərj-ˈweb-ər- How to pronounce Sturge-Weber syndrome (audio)
: 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 intellectual disability, epilepsy, and glaucoma in the eye on the affected side

called also Sturge-Weber disease

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Sturge-Weber syndrome


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“Sturge-Weber syndrome.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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