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Sturge-Weber syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • Encephalofacial angiomatosis
  • Encephalotrigeminal angiomatosis
  • Fourth phacomatosis
  • Leptomeningeal angiomatosis
  • Meningeal capillary angiomatosis
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What is the life expectancy of an adult with Sturge-Weber syndrome?

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What is the life expectancy of an adult with Sturge-Weber syndrome?

Life expectancy varies for each individual affected by Sturge-Weber syndrome.[1] Most cases are fairly mild and not life-threatening. In these cases, life expectancy is thought to be normal.[1][2][3] The patient's quality of life depends on how well the symptoms (such as seizures) can be prevented or treated.[1]

 

Last updated: 4/19/2010

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