Dr Henry Knipe and A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

Phakomatoses are a group of neurocutaneous disorders characterised by involvement of structures that arise from the embryonic ectoderm (thus central nervous system, skin and eyes). Other organs may also be involved.

As a group they are characterised by often widespread abnormalities often with characteristic appearances. Examples of phakomatoses are listed here:

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Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Phakomatosis
  • Neurocutaneous syndromes
  • Neuro-cutaneous syndromes

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    Case 1: Sturge-Weber syndrome
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