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CASE REPORT
Role of the cerebral ultrasound in a case of Sturge-Weber syndrome
  1. Ana Ferraz1,
  2. Sofia Morais2 and
  3. Gabriela Mimoso2
  1. 1 Pediatric Department, Hospital Pediátrico, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
  2. 2 Neonatologia B, Maternidade Bissaya Barreto, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ana Ferraz, anaibferraz{at}hotmail.com

Abstract

Cerebral ultrasound (CUS) can be a valuable non-invasive diagnostic tool for brain involvement in Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS). Literature discussing the relevance of ultrasound in SWS is, however, scarce.

We report a case of a newborn with SWS and serious brain abnormalities diagnosed on the first day of life with a CUS.

  • epilepsy and seizures
  • neuroimaging
  • congenital disorders
  • ultrasonography
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  • Contributors All authors had made an individual contribution to the article. AF: conception and design, analysis and interpretation of data and drafting of the content. SM: conception and design, analysis and interpretation of data and critical revision of the important intellectual content. GM: conception and design, analysis and interpretation of data and critical revision of the important intellectual content. All the authors approved the final version.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Parental/guardian consent obtained.

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