- Sturge-Weber syndrome
- A congenital, but not inherited, disorder that affects the skin, the neurological system, and sometimes the eyes and internal organs. The main sign of Sturge-Weber syndrome is a port wine stain birthmark. Neurological symptoms may include seizures and developmental delay. Also known as encephelotrigeminal angiomatosi. See also port wine stain.
* * *Sturge-Web·er syndrome 'stərj-'web-ər- n a rare congenital condition that is characterized by a port-wine stain affecting the facial skin on one side in the area innervated by the first branch of the trigeminal nerve and by malformed blood vessels in the brain that may cause progressive mental retardation, epilepsy, and glaucoma in the eye on the affected side called also Sturge-Weber diseaseSturge William Allen (1850-1919)British physician. Sturge served as physician to the Royal Free Hospital and the Hospital for Epilepsy and Paralysis, both in London. In later years he was in private practice at Nice. Sturge-Weber syndrome was described by him in 1879 and by F. P. Weber in 1922. F. P. Weber see WEBER-CHRISTIAN DISEASE
* * *W. A. Sturge (1850-1919) and F. P. Weber (1863-1962), British physicians
* * *Sturge-Web·er syndrome (sturjґ vaґbər) [W.A. Sturge; F.P. Weber] see under syndrome.
Medical dictionary. 2011.