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Sturge-Weber Syndrome

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Disease relevance of Sturge-Weber Syndrome


High impact information on Sturge-Weber Syndrome

  • Cases of "atypical Sturge-Weber syndrome" (characterised by serpiginous cerebral calcifications and epilepsy without facial port-wine naevus) should be reviewed, and CD should be ruled out in all cases of epilepsy and cerebral calcifications of unexplained origin [6].
  • Case Alex, with Sturge-Weber Syndrome affecting the left hemisphere, failed to develop speech throughout early boyhood, and his comprehension of single words and simple commands remained stagnant at an age equivalent of 3-4 years [7].
  • OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the extent and degree of glucose hypometabolism defined by PET correlate with seizure characteristics, cognitive function, and interictal EEG abnormalities in children with unilateral cerebral involvement of Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS) [8].
  • Sturge-Weber syndrome: correlation between clinical course and FDG PET findings [8].
  • Technetium-99m-HMPAO SPECT in Sturge-Weber syndrome [9].

Chemical compound and disease context of Sturge-Weber Syndrome


Biological context of Sturge-Weber Syndrome


Anatomical context of Sturge-Weber Syndrome


Gene context of Sturge-Weber Syndrome


Analytical, diagnostic and therapeutic context of Sturge-Weber Syndrome

  • Our study is the first to concurrently evaluate structure, perfusion, and glucose metabolism in Sturge-Weber syndrome and to show a mismatch between functional and structural brain imaging in both cerebral hemispheres [25].


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