The University of Arizona
Department of Surgery
 


Cavernous Malformation

A cavernous malformation, or cavernoma, is an abnormality of the brain vessels which has a tendency to hemorrhage, causing symptoms like stroke and seizure.  Treatment may require surgical resection or radiosurgery to eliminate the malformation. 

 

Links

http://www.aans.org/en/Patient%20Information/Conditions%20and%20Treatments/Cavernous%20Malformations.aspx

http://www.strokeassociation.org/STROKEORG/AboutStroke/TypesofStroke/Hemorrhagic(Bleeds)/What-Is-an-Arteriovenous-Malformation-AVM_UCM_310099_Article.jsp

http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/cavernous_malformation/cavernous_malformation.htm

Why Us? 

 

The Neurovascular Program at the University of Arizona Medical Center offers state-of-the-art surgical treatment for cavernous malformation.  For the best neurosurgical care in Tucson, Southern Arizona and the Southwest, you can make an appointment by calling us at (520) 694-1000.

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