Newborn with a facial vascular birthmark

Brian M. Faux, Abraham W. Suhr, David T. Hsieh

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e30-e34
JournalPediatrics in Review
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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