What is cavernous malformation?
Cavernous malformations in the brain are collections of abnormally small blood vessels and bigger, stretched-out, thin-walled blood vessels packed with blood. Blood vessel abnormalities can also arise in the spinal cord, the brain’s covering (dura), or the skull’s nerves. Cavernous malformations range220 in size from a quarter of an inch to three to four inches.
Blood can flow from cavernous malformations, causing bleeding in the brain or spinal cord (hemorrhage). Depending on where a cavernous malformation in a person’s nervous system is located, brain or spinal hemorrhages can cause a variety of more visible neurological symptoms.
The cause of cerebral cavernous malformations is unknown. However, about 20% of persons with cerebral cavernous malformations have the familial form, which means they got the disease from their parents. In addition, researchers have discovered genetic abnormalities that cause cerebral cavernous malformations.
What are the symptoms of cavernous malformation?
- Weakness in arms or legs
- Vision problems
- Balance problems
- Memory and attention problems
The best way to diagnose cavernous malformations is to use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with and without contrast, as well as gradient-echo sequences.
How is the Cavernous malformation diagnosis made?
Many cerebral cavernous malformations are asymptomatic and can be corrected with few invasive procedures. However, mass effects, epileptic activity, or repetitive hemorrhage can all cause symptoms. Therefore, when possible, symptomatic lesions should be removed, and total resection is curative.
What are the Cavernous malformation treatments?
Many cerebral cavernous malformations are asymptomatic and can be corrected with few invasive procedures. However, mass effects, epileptic activity, or repetitive hemorrhage can all cause symptoms. Therefore, when possible, symptomatic lesions should be removed, and total resection is curative. Another option is Stereotactic radiosurgery such as Gamma knife & Cyberknife which are equally effective in selected cases.
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