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Cavernous malformations (CMs), also known as cavernomas, are vascular abnormalities of the brain that are comprised of clusters of abnormal, hyalinized capillaries.


Microsurgical resection, stereotactic radiosurgery, and conservative management are the three methods of treatment for CM lesions. Deciding how to manage a CM patient depends on a variety of factors.

Approximately 25 percent of individuals with cerebral cavernous malformations never experience any related health problems. Hemorrhagic stroke and seizures are the most severe symptoms caused by cavernous malformations. Symptomatic patients may experience serious signs and symptoms including;

Hearing or vision loss
Slurred speech
Balance problems
Limb weakness or numbness

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