patch locations

  • What can be done if the patches are around the eyes and/or on the forehead?
    In this case there is a chance of glaucoma (raised pressure in the eyeball that can lead to blindness) and brain abnormalities. In the latter case, an MRI scan is recommended.

    What can be done if the patches are on or around the nose and jaw area?
    Generally speaking no action needs to be taken.

    What can be done if the patches are in the ears?
    Let an ENT specialist inspect the ears regularly and carry out a hearing test when needed.

    What can be done if the patches are in the mouth?
    Let a dentist check development in the area regularly.

    What can be done if the patches are on the head?
    Generally speaking no action needs to be taken.

    What can be done if the patches are on the neck?
    Generally speaking no action needs to be taken.

    What can be done if the patches are on the legs?
    In this case the legs may develop asymmetrically in length and girth. The most significant variation occurs mainly at a young age. During the physical development stage the patches are mostly less visible in terms of intensity.

    What can be done if the patches are on the buttocks and/or torso?
    If there are likely to be other syndromes in combination with CMTC then the advice would be to determine with echography (ultrasound) whether internal organs such as liver, kidneys, heart and lungs display abnormalities. Should this be the case, then an MRI scan can be used to get a better view of the precise nature of the variations.