Hypomelanosis of Ito and Sturge-Weber syndrome without facial nevus: an association or a new syndrome?

Pediatr Neurol. 2009 May;40(5):395-7. doi: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2008.11.017.


Sturge-Weber syndrome without facial nevus is rare. Twenty-four cases were previously reported. Although hypomelanosis of Ito is a relatively common disorder, there was only one previous case in association with Sturge-Weber syndrome. We describe an 11-year-old boy with Sturge-Weber syndrome without facial nevus, coexistent with hypomelanosis of Ito.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Brain / pathology
  • Child
  • Face / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Hypopigmentation / complications*
  • Hypopigmentation / pathology
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Nevus*
  • Sturge-Weber Syndrome / complications*
  • Sturge-Weber Syndrome / pathology