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Wyburn Mason Syndrome


Synonyms of Wyburn Mason Syndrome
  • Cerebroretinal Arteriovenous Aneurysm

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Wyburn-Mason Syndrome is a rare hereditary disorder characterized by blood vessel (vascular) malformations (i.e., arteriovenous aneurysms) of the brain and the nerve-rich, innermost membranes of the eyes (retinas); birthmarks or pigmented, facial skin blemishes (facial nevi); and, in some cases, mental changes. An arteriovenous aneurysm is a vascular abnormality in which there is widening (dilation) of the walls of an artery and a vein, with abnormal blood flow (communication) between the blood vessels (i.e., between the arterial and venous systems). (Arteries typically carry oxygen-rich blood from the heart to body cells, while veins transport oxygen-deficient blood to the heart and lungs for the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide.)
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    Organizations related to Wyburn Mason Syndrome
    • NIH/National Eye Institute
      Building 31 Rm 6A32
      Bethesda MD 20892-2510
      Phone #: 301-496-5248
      800 #: --
      e-mail: 2020@nei.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.nei.nih.gov/
    • National Aphasia Association
      7 Dey St.
      New York NY 10007
      Phone #: 212-267-2814
      800 #: 800-922-4622
      e-mail: naa@aphasia.org
      Home page: http://www.aphasia.org
    • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
      31 Center Drive
      Bethesda MD 20892-2540
      Phone #: 301-496-5751
      800 #: 800-352-9424
      e-mail: braininfo@ninds.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/



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