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Treatment of Cavernous Malformations of the Brain (Cavernomas)
There are two possible options available for patients who are found to have a
NOTE: Alternatives may exist to these two options, that your doctor will be
happy to discuss with you.
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.