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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The size of cavernous malformations varied from 3 mm to 27 mm.
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Management for asymptomatic intramedullary cavernous malformation still remains controversial.
AVM = arteriovenous malformation; CM = cavernous malformation. TABLE 2.
"Cavernous malformations can be detected in an MRI scan, but typically, patients don't go in for a scan if symptoms don't present." When symptoms do appear, it's usually bad news.
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The MRI appearance of cavernous malformations (angiomas).
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