Related Conditions and Treatments
Birthmarks are areas of discolored and/or raised skin that are apparent at birth or shortly thereafter.
A capillary malformation, or port-wine stain, is a kind of birthmark.
An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a neurophysiologic technique primarily used in the evaluation of epilepsy.
Epilepsy in Children
Epilepsy is a complex condition that makes a child susceptible to seizures.
Glaucoma is a condition in which the normal fluid pressure inside the eyes slowly rises. The fluid collects and eventually causes loss of vision.
Neurocutaneous syndrome is a broad term for a group of neurologic (brain, spine, and peripheral nerve) disorders.
Paraganglioma and Pheochromocytoma
Paragangliomas and pheochromocytomas are tumors that develop out of the neuroendocrine tissue responsible for making epinephrine.
A pheochromocytoma is a tumor on the adrenal gland that secretes epinephrine and norepinephrine hormones.
Seizures in Children
Seizures happen when brain cells fire or “talk” too much, temporarily disrupting the brain’s normal electrical signals. They’re quite common, especially in infants and young children.
Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS) is a rare neurological condition that is present at birth and is not hereditary.
Vascular Malformations, Tumors, and Hemangiomas
Vascular malformations are benign (non-cancerous) lesions that are present at birth, but may not become visible until weeks or months later.