Cavernous Malformations

Condition/Diagnosis: Cavernous Malformations/Cavernomas

Overview: When tiny blood vessels and thin-walled blood vessels (thinning occurs when lining of blood vessels begins to waste away) fill up with blood. Hereditary or not, these blood vessels can begin to release this blood into the brain (hemorrhages) and/or the spinal cord which can cause a variety of symptoms depending on the placement of the cavernoma.

Symptoms:
-Weakness or Numbness in the face
-Weakness or Numbness in the arm or leg
-Unsteadiness
-Vision loss or Double Vision
-Difficulty Speaking or Swallowing
-Seizures
-Repeat hemorrhages can also occur within weeks of the first or up to months and years later.