Sturge-Weber syndrome

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard

Patient Data

Age: 11 years

CT scan of an 11 year old's brain demonstrates gyriform clacification of the parietal lobe on the left. An additional ill defined density in the anterior pole of the left frontal lobe in the subcortical white matter represents a similar process.


3 years later

MRI of the same patient three years later demonstrates slight hemiatrophy of the left cerebral hemisphere (look at the size of the sulci posteriorly), and vivid surface enhancement on post contrast T1 images.

Case Discussion


Appearances are characteristic of Sturge-Weber syndrome

Case courtesy of Bob Cook, MD. Western Memorial Regional Hospital Corner Brook, Newfoundland.

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Case information

rID: 8209
Published: 18th Jan 2010
Last edited: 21st Sep 2019
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