Sturge-Weber syndrome

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Sturge-Weber syndrome

Synonyms: Encephalofacial angiomatosis | Encephalotrigeminal angiomatosis | SWS | Sturge-Weber-Dimitri syndrome | Sturge-Weber-Krabbe angiomatosis | Sturge-Weber-Krabbe syndrome

A rare congenital neurocutaneous syndrome defined by a facial capillary malformation or port-wine birthmark (PWB) associated with cerebral and ocular ipsilateral vascular malformations in most of the cases resulting in variable ocular and neurological complications.

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Advocacy Organizations

Collaborative Research Advocacy for Vascular Anomalies Network (CaRAVAN)

As the research-based umbrella organization for all vascular anomalies, we are on a mission to develop a unified network of patients and their families, advocates, researchers, and clinicians who influence research from initial concept and design to patient care delivery

Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Alliance

The Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Alliance is a trusted source of information for parents and caregivers before and after epilepsy surgery. We’re with our families every step of the way from the point of drug resistance through the transition to adulthood and beyond. Our mission is to enhance the lives of children who need neurosurgery to treat medicationresistant epilepsy by empowering their fam

Project FAVA

Project FAVA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit patient advocacy group that promotes awareness of fibro-adipose vascular anomalies, educates patients, their families, and the global community, and provides helpful resources to those with FAVA. Project FAVA also advances research to move the needle towards more effective and less invasive treatment options for FAVA patients.

Susan Finnell

The Sturge-Weber Foundation's (The SWF) global mission is to improve the quality of life and care for people with Sturge-Weber syndrome and associated Port-Wine Birthmark conditions through tenacious collaboration with clinical partners and pioneers, education, advocacy, research, and friendly support.

Clinical Trials

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