Capillary Haemangiomas in Association With Morning Glory Disc Anomaly

Acta Ophthalmol Scand. 1998 Oct;76(5):613-6. doi: 10.1034/j.1600-0420.1998.760521.x.


Purpose and method: Capillary haemangiomas in children are usually isolated, but may have systemic associations. This accords with our finding of ocular malformations, especially "morning glory disc anomaly" (MGDA), in three children which are described.

Results: All three children had extensive capillary haemangiomas in combination with MGDA in one eye. One of the children also had microphthalmos in one eye and a partial agenesis of the corpus callosum. Another child had sclerocornea in one eye and congenital heart defects.

Conclusion: An association of extensive capillary haemangiomas with MGDA is described. The embryological timing of such defects as well as investigation of the children is discussed. Extensive haemangiomas have not previously, to our knowledge, been described in association with MGDA.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abnormalities, Multiple / diagnosis
  • Agenesis of Corpus Callosum
  • Eye Abnormalities / complications*
  • Eye Abnormalities / diagnosis
  • Facial Neoplasms / complications*
  • Facial Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Heart Defects, Congenital / complications
  • Heart Defects, Congenital / diagnosis
  • Hemangioma, Capillary / complications*
  • Hemangioma, Capillary / diagnosis
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Limbus Corneae / abnormalities
  • Microphthalmos / complications
  • Microphthalmos / diagnosis
  • Optic Disk / abnormalities*
  • Retrospective Studies