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A cavernous malformation – also called a cavernoma, cavernous angioma or cavernous hemangioma – occurs when abnormally formed capillaries group together. The problem can arise in any part of the body, but symptoms are most likely to occur if the malformation is in the spinal cord or brain. Although rare, lesions in the malformation can rupture and bleed into the brain, causing a stroke or death. The condition is likely present at birth.
Best in Care
The AdventHealth Neuroscience Institute is a state-of-the art facility for adults and children affected by cavernous malformation. We specialize in minimally invasive treatments that repair the capillaries within the malformation and alleviate the symptoms. Recovery times for these advanced procedures are also shorter, because no incision is made.