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Sturge-Weber syndrome presenting in late adulthood
  1. Jennifer Gough1,
  2. Sean Downes2 and
  3. Tom Hughes3
  1. 1Internal Medicine, Cheltenham General Hospital, Cheltenham, UK
  2. 2ENT, Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Llantrisant, UK
  3. 3Neurology, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Cardiff, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jennifer Gough; Jenn-g{at}


A 75-year-old woman presents to the acute medical take with confusion and headache following a road traffic accident. She had previously been fit and well, living alone with no assistance. Following multiple investigations, she was diagnosed with Sturge-Weber Syndrome, a rare neurocutaneous disorder that usually presents with seizures in childhood. This case highlights an unusual example of this syndrome, presenting for the first time later in life.

  • neurology
  • epilepsy and seizures
  • neuroimaging

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  • Contributors JG and TH were involved in the care of the patient. SD wrote an initial draft of the manuscript. JG revised the manuscript with the help of TH. JG formatted manuscript for publishing.

  • 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.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

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

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