Indian Dermatology Online Journal

: 2017  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 225--226

Sturge–Weber syndrome with choroidal hemangioma

Koushik Tripathy1, Anupam Das2, Sweta Subhadarshani3,  
1 Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Dermatology, KPC Medical College and Hospital, Jadavpur, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
3 Department of Dermatology and Venereology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Anupam Das
Department of Dermatology, KPC Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata - 700 032, West Bengal

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Tripathy K, Das A, Subhadarshani S. Sturge–Weber syndrome with choroidal hemangioma.Indian Dermatol Online J 2017;8:225-226

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Tripathy K, Das A, Subhadarshani S. Sturge–Weber syndrome with choroidal hemangioma. Indian Dermatol Online J [serial online] 2017 [cited 2021 Jun 25 ];8:225-226
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A 13-year-old girl presented to the Department of Ophthalmology, with dimness of vision in the left eye. She had a port-wine stain on the face bilaterally, along with the involvement of left upper lid [Figure 1]. The left eye had an elevated round orange subretinal mass with ill-defined margins, suggestive of circumscribed choroidal hemangioma [Figure 2]. The left eye showed prominent red reflex due to the red color of the elevated hemangioma and induced hypermetropia. Intraocular pressure was raised in the left eye. She did not give a history of seizures. Based on the history and examination findings, a diagnosis of Sturge–Weber syndrome (SWS) was made. She is presently being managed under a multidisciplinary approach for her ophthalmic condition and cutaneous lesion.{Figure 1}{Figure 2}

The manifestations of SWS include port-wine stain along the distribution of the trigeminal nerve, ipsilateral choroidal hemangioma, glaucoma, seizures, and leptomeningeal angioma.[1],[2] The choroidal hemangioma may be circumscribed or diffuse, and may be isolated or associated with SWS.[3] Treatment options for choroidal hemangioma causing vision loss include laser, photodynamic therapy, and radiotherapy.[3] In 15% of SWS (similar to our patient), port-wine stain may be bilateral.[2] Pulsed dye laser is the treatment of choice for port-wine stains.

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