cavernous malformation

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cavernous malformation (of the brain)

A collection of tiny blood vessels surrounded by neural tissue, found in the brain on MR scans, but not easily seen with cerebral angiography. If these blood vessels rupture, they may cause headaches or seizures.
See also: malformation
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Clinical spectrum and natural course; in Awad IA, Barrow DL (eds): Cavernous Malformations.
Seizure outcome after resection of cavernous malformations is better when surrounding hemosiderin-stained brain also is removed.
Management for asymptomatic intramedullary cavernous malformation still remains controversial.
Cavernous malformations (CMs) are a subset of neurovascular malformations, which includes arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), venous malformations, and capillary telangiectasias.
Background: The aim of this study is to explore the treatment and outcome of epileptogenic temporal lobe cavernous malformations (CMs).
Microsurgical anatomy of the safe entry zone on the brainstemrelated to surgical approaches to cavernous malformations.
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Red Sox minor league outfielder Ryan Westmoreland, a top prospect, has been diagnosed with a cavernous malformation in his brain and has taken medical leave from minor league camp to seek treatment.
Studying the case we suspected that the patient had a Cavernous Malformation of the cavernous sinus.
Small cavernous malformations may represent as focal area of decreased signal density, "black dots".
5m grant, the third year installment to continued research into BioAxone's first-in-class selective Rho Kinase 2 (ROCK2) inhibitor, BA-1049, a drug in development to treat cerebral cavernous malformations (CCM), the company said.