Sturge-Weber Syndrome Clinic | Conditions and Treatments

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

A capillary malformation—sometimes called a "port-wine stain"—is a kind of birthmark that looks like a flat, red-pink stain on your child's skin. Capillary malformations are vascular malformations...

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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

What is Sturge-Weber syndrome? Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS) is a rare neurological condition that is present at birth and is not hereditary. Recently, researchers have found that the underlying cause...

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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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