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Medicine 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
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
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
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
Same: Oslo rendu weber involves vascular malformations on mucosal surfaces and is a congenital genetic disease. These vascular abnormalities frequently bleed. ...Read more
What dr or drs do I see for osler weber rendu syndrome. My ENT dr. Was not very helpful.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Snapped my 5th metacarpal, will a hely & weber tko boxer brace work the same as a caste!?(its made for boxer breaks) (this does immobilize very well)
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
Weber b break was very painful in casts put in plaster cast while swelled then swelling started going down more room in cast could that prevent union?
Variable: Too much motion could cause problems, however if you are not walking on it and see your ortho doc in a few days to week, not likely. ...Read more
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
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
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?
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
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
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?
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