Last Updated: October 1, 2018
Cavernous malformations are benign vascular hamartomas consisting of dysplastic immature vascular channels with variable mass effect depending on size. Though nearly always angiographically occult, these lesions may be dynamic in their behavior over time with evidence of hemorrhagic products of mixed stages, and may present with acute parenchymal hemorrhage. Presentation may include seizure (up to 50%), focal neurologic deficit (25%), and asymptomatic/incidental (20%).
- General Characteristics
- Masses of immature, cavern-l...