Sturge-Weber syndrome revisited: the role of neuroradiology

Neuropediatrics. 1996 Dec;27(6):284-94. doi: 10.1055/s-2007-973796.


In this article I review the typical clinical and neuroradiological features of Sturge-Weber syndrome and introduce some of the recently described findings demonstrated by magnetic resonance imaging and perfusion-based single photon emission computed tomography. The article is concluded by a discussion into the most efficient way of imaging children with Sturge-Weber syndrome.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Brain / blood supply
  • Brain / pathology
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Cerebral Arteries / physiopathology
  • Choroid Plexus / abnormalities
  • Fistula / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Sturge-Weber Syndrome / diagnosis*
  • Sturge-Weber Syndrome / pathology
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed