sturge-weber syndrome

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Sturge-Weber syndrome Sturge-Web·er syndrome (stûrj'wěb'ər)
n.
A congenital syndrome characterized by a port-wine stain nevus in the distribution of the trigeminal nerve, homolateral meningeal angioma with intracranial calcification and neurologic signs, and angioma of the choroid, often with secondary glaucoma. Also called angiophacomatosis, encephalofacial angiomatosis, encephalotrigeminal angiomatosis, Sturge's disease, Sturge-Weber disease.

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