Cutis Marmorata Telangiectatica Congenita Treatment & Management

Updated: Apr 06, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Medical Care

No treatment is needed for cutis marmorata telangiectatica congenita (CMTC) unless associated anomalies (eg, glaucoma, hypospadias, syndactyly, multicystic renal disease, cardiac malformation, limb asymmetry) require treatment.

The association between retinal detachment and cutis marmorata is salient, as laser photocoagulation may effectively treat the associated retinal detachment. [42]



Consultation with an orthopedist and/or neurosurgeon may be necessary for evaluation of associated anomalies (eg, limb or cranial defects). Limb-length discrepancy and asymmetry, common in this disorder, may prompt orthopedic referral. [43]

Consultation with an ophthalmologist may be necessary because glaucoma has been reported in association with cutis marmorata telangiectatica congenita. However, all of the patients with glaucoma had periocular skin changes around the affected eye. Therefore, ophthalmologic evaluation is probably only indicated in this setting.


Surgical Care

Cutis marmorata telangiectatica congenita has been successfully treated with intense pulsed-light and pulse-dyed laser therapy. [44]