Dental care challenges in Sturge-Weber syndrome: a case report




Síndrome de Sturge-Weber. Mancha de Vinho do Porto. Angiomatose. Complicações. Cuidado dental.


Introduction: Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS) is a rare condition characterized by facial capillary malformation, involves ocular, neurological, and cutaneous alterations. Associated with unilateral characteristic port-wine stains, gingival growth and purple-red coloration. Aim: his case aims to report dental treatment challenges in patients with SWS and importance of oral health maintenance in these individuals. Case report: a 20-year-old woman with an established diagnosis of SWS, presented bad breath and spontaneous gingival bleeding, with gingival growth and reddish-purple spots spread to labial and alveolar mucosa, tongue, and palate. Conditioning of the patient’s oral environment by supra and subgingival scraping, dental unit extraction was performed. A conservative treatment plan was adopted for management adequacy of oral environment owing to possible complications inherent to the condition. Conclusion: it is important to emphasize the importance of dental surgeon’s performance in relation to a multidisciplinary health team, as well as cooperation of patient, to obtain better results from the proposed therapy


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Fortuna, T., de Oliveira, C. A. B., Medrado, A. R. A. P., de Oliveira, V. M. B., Tunes, R. S., & Marchionni, A. M. T. (2020). Dental care challenges in Sturge-Weber syndrome: a case report. Revista De Ciências Médicas E Biológicas, 19(4), 642–646.

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