Journal article

Retrospective review of screening for Sturge-Weber syndrome with brain magnetic resonance imaging and electroencephalography in infants with high-risk port-wine stains

Michaela Zallmann, Mark T Mackay, Richard J Leventer, Michael Ditchfield, Philip S Bekhor, John C Su

Pediatric Dermatology | WILEY | Published : 2018


BACKGROUND: There is a lack of consensus regarding how best to screen children with facial port-wine stains for Sturge-Weber syndrome. Many favor brain magnetic resonance imaging, and adjunctive electroencephalography is increasingly used. However, the sensitivity, specificity, and negative and positive predictive value of magnetic resonance imaging and electroencephalography and whether screening improves seizure recognition is unclear. METHODS: A retrospective review of children with high-risk port-wine stains presenting consecutively to the outpatient laser clinic of a tertiary pediatric hospital between December 2015 and November 2016 was undertaken. Primary outcome measures were yield, ..

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