Sturge-Weber syndrome is characterized by facial port-wine stains that involve either the V1 trigeminal distribution or the forehead embryologic vascular distribution, glaucoma, and cerebral vascular malformations. · Neurologic complications can include epilepsy, migraine headaches, strokelike episodes, and learning and behavioral difficulties. · Identification and treatment of Sturge-Weber syndrome complications are directed toward the goal of improved quality of life. · The recently described associated somatic activating mutation in GNAQ raises hope for potential novel treatments and a preventive cure.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health