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Cavernous Malformation of the Brain

Understanding Cavernous Malformation of the Brain

Cavernous malformation of the brain is an abnormal bundle of enlarged blood vessels in the brain. This mass, which resembles a raspberry, forms multiple pockets filled with stagnant or slowly flowing blood. This blood can leak into the surrounding brain.

Causes

Cavernous malformations form sporadically with no known cause. In some cases, heredity may play a role. They can develop before birth during the early stages of embryonic development. These malformations have not been linked to any activity
undertaken by the mother during pregnancy.

Symptoms

A cavernous malformation that leaks blood can compress the brain. This can cause symptoms such as seizures, paralysis, weakness or numbness. It can cause problems with vision, speech or coordination. However, in many cases a cavernous malformation causes no noticeable problems.

Treatment for Cavernous Malformation in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Treatment options vary depending on the severity of the problem. In many cases, no treatment is necessary. If a cavernous malformation causes multiple hemorrhages or epileptic seizures, a neurosurgeon at The NeuroMedical Center may be needed to surgically remove the mass.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cavernous malformation, choose an expert team of neurological specialists to comprehensively treat your condition.  Call The NeuroMedical Center today (225) 768-2050 or request an appointment online.