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What are the tests for sturge weber syndrome?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
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In brief: 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. Vision exams for glaucoma (30-48%) & hemianopia (decreased vision in one eye). Iq tests for intellectual disability (~40%).See http://www.Sturge-weber.Org/resources/about.

In brief: 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. Vision exams for glaucoma (30-48%) & hemianopia (decreased vision in one eye). Iq tests for intellectual disability (~40%).See http://www.Sturge-weber.Org/resources/about.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Appropriate care.

However, some do remarkably well even with severe findings on scans. Brain surgery may be considered in severe cases - but should be avoided. Hemispherectomy is an extreme option.

In brief: Appropriate care.

However, some do remarkably well even with severe findings on scans. Brain surgery may be considered in severe cases - but should be avoided. Hemispherectomy is an extreme option.
Dr. William Goldie
Dr. William Goldie
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