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Consensus Statement for the Management and Treatment of Port-Wine Birthmarks in Sturge-Weber Syndrome

Consensus Statement for the Management and Treatment of Port-Wine Birthmarks in Sturge-Weber Syndrome

Authored by: Sara Sabeti, BS1; Karen L. Ball, BS2; Craig Burkhart, MS, MPH, MD3; et al

Question:  What are clinical practice guidelines for treatment and management of port-wine birthmarks, including those associated with Sturge-Weber syndrome?

Findings:  In this consensus statement, 10 key recommendations for treatment of port-wine birthmarks were formulated. These recommendations address risk stratification, optimum treatment strategies, and recommendations regarding light-based therapies.

Meaning:  The recommendations provided in this statement may help guide clinical decision-making for these patients.

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