Vascular morphology and angiographic flow patterns in Sturge-Weber angiomatosis: facts, thoughts and suggestions

Neuroradiology. 1980;20(2):73-8. doi: 10.1007/BF00339549.


The vascular morphology and the abnormal angiographic flow patterns in an infant with Sturge-Weber cerebral angiomatosis are analyzed. A hypothesis explaining the occurence, dynamics and long term effects of these flow abnormalities is presented. It is concluded that a close angiographic evaluation, supplemented with other methods could, provide a basis for the establishment of valid indications for early surgical intervention and for the prognosis in general.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Angiomatosis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Brain Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Cerebral Angiography*
  • Cerebrovascular Circulation
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Phlebography
  • Prognosis
  • Radionuclide Imaging
  • Sturge-Weber Syndrome / diagnostic imaging*
  • Sturge-Weber Syndrome / physiopathology