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What are the tests for sturge weber syndrome?

What are the tests for sturge weber syndrome?

Genetic cause is : Usually sporadic, possibly due to mosaicism-some, but not all cells have gene abnormalities. EEG's to look for seizures (~ 70%). Neuromaging to monitor growth of hemangiomas, blood vessel abnormalities of brain & brain coverings. Eye exams for glaucoma (30-48%) & hemianopsia (decreased vision in one eye). Iq tests for intellectual disability (~40%).See http://www.Sturge-weber.Org/resources/about. ...Read more

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Sturge Weber Syndrome (Definition)

Sturge-weber syndrome is a rare disorder that is present at birth. A child with this condition will have a port-wine stain birthmark (usually on the face) and nervous system problems. The cause ...Read more


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Is sturge weber syndrome is progressive disease?

Is sturge weber syndrome is progressive disease?

Not progressive: But will always need follow up eye exams to monitor for possible glaucoma. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: sturge weber syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: sturge weber syndrome?

See below: Sturge-weber syndrome is a rare disorder that is present at birth. A child with this condition will have a port-wine stain birthmark (usually on the face) and nervous system problems. The cause of sturge-weber is unknown. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for sturge weber syndrome?

What is the treatment for sturge weber syndrome?

Can include:: Medical management of seizures, laser surgery for port-wine stain, possible brain surgery for intracranial hemangiomas, ophthalmological treatment of glaucomas & follow-up of hemianopia (decreased vision of one eye) physical therapy for hemiplegia ( weakness of one side), early intervention fordevelopmental delays, special education supports for intellectual disability, behavioral therapy. ...Read more

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What is sturge weber syndrome and what is the treatment for it?

Vascular anomaly: Children were described by sturge and weber who had port wine stain on the face and vascular anomaly in the brain. Often with severe epilepsy and cerebral palsy, there is no cure. Management involves treating seizures, glaucoma, and their frequent headaches. Brain surgery can be offered in severe cases. Lazer treatments may help the face lesion. ...Read more

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If my son has a port wine stain on his nerve does he have sturge weber syndrome?

If my son has a port wine stain on his  nerve does he have sturge weber syndrome?

Hard to say: Since you didn't provide enough background information, I cannot say.You did not provide information about the location of this stain, which is very important.You did not indicate other features of the problem.The site is not a chat room.The questions are not linked.Each question must have the basic information needed to describe the issue before an answer can be formulated.Please start over ...Read more

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What is hemorrhagic telangiectasia also known as oslo weber rendu syndrome?

What is hemorrhagic telangiectasia also known as oslo weber rendu syndrome?

Same: Oslo rendu weber involves vascular malformations on mucosal surfaces and is a congenital genetic disease. These vascular abnormalities frequently bleed. ...Read more

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What dr or drs do I see for osler weber rendu syndrome. My ENT dr. Was not very helpful. Thanks. ?

What dr or drs do I see for osler weber rendu syndrome. My ENT dr. Was not very helpful.
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Osler Weber Rendu: Owr syndrome is an hereditary problem that causes multiple blood vessel growths called telangectasias. These cause bleeding problems, especially frequent nose bleeds. There is usually a family history of hereditary hemorrhagic telangectasias (hht). Most ENT dr.'s have some experience with this problem but may have exposure to only a few patients. Most academic centers will have hht clinics. ...Read more

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What is Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome?

What is Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome?

KTW syndrome: KTW is a rare defect involving capillary abnormalities, enlargement of one leg, an atypical varicosity on the lateral side and arteriovenous malformation. ...Read more

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What is Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome?

What is Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome?

Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber Syndrome: Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber Syndrome is a rare vascular congenital condition due to improper formation of blood and/or lymphatic vessels. It has three features: Port Wine Stain (nevus flammeus or capillary hemangioma), venous or/and lymphatic malformations, and enlargement (soft-tissue hypertrophy) of the affected extremity. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is klippel trenaunay weber syndrome?

Could you explain what is klippel trenaunay weber syndrome?

Blood vessel malform: Rare congenital medical condition in which blood vessels and/or lymph vessels fail to form properly. The three main features are nevus flammeus (port-wine stain), venous and lymphatic malformations, and soft-tissue hypertrophy of the affected limb. Often called angio-osteohypertrophy or hemangiectatic hypertrophy and is found as a congenital defect at time of birth in many cases. ...Read more

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My question is my aunt she osler –weber- rendu syndrome my main concern is her nose bleed continuously i'm afraid she will leave us soon is there a ?

My question is my aunt she osler –weber- rendu syndrome my main concern is her nose bleed continuously i'm afraid she will leave us  soon  is there a ?

Is there a cure?: I think you are asking for treatment of nosebleeds for osler weber rendu.For severe cases, most will use an nd-yag laser (special type of laser) to cauterize the vessels on the septum that are causing the problem. Ask you ENT if he does this or send her to someone who does.Other options involve using a catheter to thread into the feeding vessels to embolism arteries involved. Also septoplasty. ...Read more

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Is a weber b distal fib fx a fx of the lateral malleolus?

Is a weber b distal fib fx a fx of the lateral malleolus?

Yes: The distal (lower end) fibula is also know as the lateral malleolus. The weber classification of ankle fractures classifies based on the location of the fracture (break) with respect to the syndesmosis (connection between tibia and fibula just above the ankle joint. A = below syndesmosis, b = at level, c = above. As you go from a to b to c, the risk of syndesmosis injury increases. ...Read more

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Can osler weber rendu be only in the brain and spine?

Can osler weber rendu be only in the brain and spine?

Not only those 2: The other name for it is hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, meaning tortuous blood vessels occur in many parts of the body: nose (causing nosebleeds), stomach (bleeding into the gut), skin and moist membranes (spider veins), liver, lungs, and brain or spine (may manifest as ataxia, stroke, seizures or hemorrhage). Get tested for avms at any other sites. Good luck! ...Read more

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What does ao mean in a weber b fracture and weber b 1:2?

Ao stands for : Arbeitsgemeinshaft fur osteosynthesefragen. It is the group that helped publicize rigid internal fixation for fractures. Read this for more. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/9520870/. ...Read more

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Is a weber b fracture described as a spiral fracture?

Weber B: Weber b is a category of ankle fracture where the fracture line is at or near the level of the plafond (tibia joint space). It can be oblique, spiral, or transverse. ...Read more

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3 fx of med and post malleolus w oblique fx of fib, disruption of syndesmosis, several ligaments torn via eversion injury. Classification?(weber, etc)

3 fx of med and post malleolus w oblique fx of fib, disruption of syndesmosis, several ligaments torn via eversion injury. Classification?(weber, etc)

Depends: Depending on the level of the fibular fracture, this is either a weber b or c. The c category shows a fracture above the syndesmosis and is much more unstable. ...Read more

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Can a weber b fracture be described as extra articular?

Can a weber b fracture be described as extra articular?

Yes: A weber b fracture is at to slightly above the level of the distal tibia and fibula joint, and should be considered extra articular. Depending on the fracture pattern there may be a small propagation of the fragment below the level of the distal tibia. ...Read more

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With weber's hearing test, y is conduction through air twice faster than through bone, even though sound travels faster in denser medium?

With weber's hearing test, y is conduction through air twice faster than through bone, even though sound travels faster in denser medium?

Weber test : You're right, sound is faster in bone than air, but the weber test is not measuring the speed of sound but rather its intensity ( perceived loudness). With normal hearing air conduction should be louder than bone conduction...Not faster. With an appreciable conductive loss bone conduction is louder than air conduction. Good luck in school. ...Read more

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Lateral mall weber b spiral frac of ankle. Clinical exam - good ..Rad exam - no healing. Ortho said walk on it. Day 2 = pain. What should I do?

Lateral mall weber b spiral frac of ankle. Clinical exam - good ..Rad exam - no healing. Ortho said walk on it. Day 2 = pain. What should I do?

Immobilize: Depends on what it looks like on x-ray...But most fractures require immobilization to heal, which means no motion at all for 4-6 weeks. This is usually accomplished with a cam boot or cast. ...Read more

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Ateral mall weber b spiral frac of ankle. Clinical exam - good ..Rad exam - no healing. Ortho said walk on it. Day 2 of week6=pain. What should I do?

Ateral mall weber b spiral frac of ankle. Clinical exam - good ..Rad exam - no healing. Ortho said walk on it. Day 2 of week6=pain. What should I do?

Discuss with doctor: Discuss your concerns with your doctor to understand what is best. If you are not satified and you continue to have pain, you can get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Would it be better if non displaced weber b distal fibula fractures with soft tissue and partial aftl and deltoidligament tears be treated operatively?

Would it be better if non displaced weber b distal fibula fractures with soft tissue and partial aftl and deltoidligament tears be treated operatively?

Depends on stability: Nondisplaced weber b fractures can often be treated nonsurgically. The decision to operate on these depends on the stability of the deltoid ligament. An orthopaedic surgeon can evaluate your xrays and perform a stress xray of your ankle to test for this and help you make decisions regarding surgery. Surgery does not heal the ankle faster, just with the bones in a better position when necessary. ...Read more

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Should a plaster cast be applied to an ankle fx non displaced weber b if it is swell twice or more its normal size or can this inhibit it from healing?

Should a plaster cast be applied to an ankle fx non displaced weber b if it is swell twice or more its normal size or can this inhibit it from healing?

Fracture ankle: If you are getting that much swelling a cast may feel to tight and cause pain. Might be better in posterior splint to allow for swelling and when reduced then a cast. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal from a non displaced weber b distal fibia fracture?

Ankle Fracture: Typically, a nondisplaced distal fibula fracture is treated with a short leg non ambulatory cast. A weber b fx is a radiographic classification detailing to the reader where the fracture line starts (it's not related to the progress or outcome of the fracture). Being nondisplaced, fracture healing is typically seen around 6-8 weeks on xray and may take up to 3-4 months for complete healing. ...Read more

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Is15wks a long time for a weber b fx not to have set could bad circulation cause delayed union or taking nsaids for a few weeks prior to and during fx

Is15wks a long time for a weber b fx not to have set could bad circulation cause delayed union or taking nsaids for a few weeks prior to and during fx

Yes: It is a long time although not yet "non-union" until 6 months. Poor circulation can certainly delay healing. Smoking can definitely delay fracture healing, in large part because of the effects on the blood vessels. ...Read more

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Is it possible that an ortho can sometimes make the wrong descision on how to treat a weber b fracture and if so why?

Ankle Fracture: Different doctors treat certain conditions differently. Certain types of ankle fractures definitly require surgery while others don't. A surgeon who treats ankle fractures should be able to identify the ankles that are unstable and require surgical intervention. ...Read more

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A stressful event resulted in a noise (running engine) in my right ear. (3wks) Weber test.Only heard in right ear. Though my hearing seems gd?

A stressful event resulted in a noise (running engine) in my right ear. (3wks) Weber test.Only heard in right ear. Though my hearing seems gd?

Tinnitus: This may be something called tinnitus. The test only in one ear suggests some hearing deficit.
Please see a qualified audiologist or ENT doc for further info and treatment. ...Read more