What's up with my kid's wonky leg?
February 27, 2010 7:31 AM Subscribe
Do you have experience with Cutis Marmorata Telangiectatica Congenita or Linear Nevus?
posted by Dojie to Health & Fitness (5 answers total)
My daughter was born with a funky looking leg - mottled, bruised looking, lumpy, and slightly thinner than the other leg. An ultrasound at the hospital indicated that the leg was structurally normal. We saw a pediatric plastic surgeon who handles a lot of vascular abnormalities and he suspected either Linear Nevus (more likely) or Cutis Marmorata Telangiectatica Congenita (cmtc). He was leaning toward linear nevus, but he wouldn't be able to tell for sure until later. He told me both were benign conditions and that cmtc would fade with time, and linear nevus could be treated. We didn't discuss the treatment. He took pictures and asked to see her again at 6 months. That appointment is Monday.
Looking these conditions up on the internet (probably a mistake), I see that there are a whole bunch of potentially horrible conditions (some of which are obviously not there) associated with either diagnosis, but everything is too medically technical for me. My daughter is very healthy and developing well. Her leg does not appear to have faded and is still thinner than the other leg, but seems to be growing and functioning fine.
If you have experience with either of these conditions, what happened in your case?
What questions should I be asking the plastic surgeon?