Cerebral cavernoma

I. Poeata, St. M. Iencean
2009 Romanian Neurosurgery  
Cerebral cavernoma can be located in any brain region, be of varying size and present with different clinical disorders. Some cases are found incidentally. Conservative treatment is recommended if the patient has an asymptomatic lesion or the malformation is located in a critical brain region but the patient has only minimal symptoms and no history of symptomatic bleeding or the patient has multiple cavernous malformations and the actual symptomatic lesion could not be determined. The main
more » ... ations for surgery are based on reductions or control of seizures, reversal of symptoms or deficits related to mass effect, and prevention of hemorrhage or recurrent hemorrhage. Generally surgical results are very good.
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