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Advances in Neonatal Care:
doi: 10.1097/ANC.0000000000000060
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Sturge-Weber Syndrome: A Case Study

Garro, Sarah J. MSN, RN, NNP-BC; Bradshaw, Wanda T. MSN, RN, NNP-BC

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Abstract

Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS) is a rare, congenital neurocutaneous condition (affecting both the skin and the brain) characterized by a facial port-wine stain located specifically on the ophthalmic branch of the trigeminal nerve, cerebral vascular abnormalities, and potential eye involvement. The incidence of SWS is approximately 1 in 20,000 to 50,000 infants, and therefore all clinical presentations are important to discuss. This article describes a case presentation of SWS and then discusses the etiology, pathophysiology, management, diagnosis, and prognosis of SWS.

© 2014 by the National Association of Neonatal Nurses.

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