Conditions and Treatments from the Sturge-Weber Syndrome Clinic

Pheochromocytomas

A pheochromocytoma is a tumor on the adrenal gland that secretes epinephrine and norepinephrine hormones. Epinephrine and norepinphrine are responsible for regulating heart rate and blood pressure,

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Seizures

Seizures happen when brain cells fire or “talk” too much, temporarily disrupting the brain’s normal electrical signals. They’re quite common, especially in infants and young children, and they have a

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Birthmarks

When you saw that your baby had a birthmark, you may have been concerned. But rest assured that birthmarks are very common in infants—and most of them are pretty harmless. Birthmarks are areas of

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Capillary malformation

When you saw that your baby had a birthmark, you may have been concerned. But rest assured that birthmarks are very common in infants—and most of them are pretty harmless. A capillary malformation

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Cutis marmorata telangiectatica congeita (CMTC)

Cutis marmorata telangiectatica congenita (CMTC) is a rare, deep purple, marble- or net-like birthmark. It is mostly cosmetic, and while it is present at birth, it fades considerably over a child's

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Epilepsy

Laser Therapy for Pediatric Epilepsy Boston Children’s Hospital is one of a handful of centers offering a new, minimally invasive laser therapy for childhood epilepsy to remove tumors or diseased

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Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a condition in which the normal fluid pressure inside the eyes slowly rises. This occurs as a result of the fluid aqueous humor — which normally flows in and out of the eye — not being

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Neurocutaneous Syndromes

It can be hard to find accurate information about some neurocutaneous syndromes simply because they’re relatively rare.They affect from 1 in 3,000 (neurofibromatosis) children to 1 in close to 50,000

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Sturge-Weber Syndrome

If your child has Sturge-Weber syndrome, it means that she was born with a vascular birthmark and neurological abnormalities. Seizures develop in 75 to 90 percent of all children with the syndrome.

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Vascular Malformations, Tumors, and Hemangiomas

Vascular malformations, tumors and hemangiomas all refer to a variety of non-cancerous birthmarks and lesions. Boston Children's Hospital is home to internationally renowned physicians for their

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