When a cavernous
malformation is deemed to have bled or be causing neurological
dysfunction, it may be surgically removed in an operating room
under general anaesthesia. Since it does not grow back, the cure
is immediate. The risk of surgery will depend on where the
cavernous malformation is located.
Your doctor will recommend the best treatment for you and this
will be, in part determined by your symptoms, and by the
location of your cavernoma. Many cavernomas do not require
treatment and will be followed conservatively with clinical
evaluation and/or MRI on a yearly basis.