Wyburn Mason Syndrome

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • Cerebroretinal Arteriovenous Aneurysm

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

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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National Aphasia Association
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National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
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Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
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