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Cavernous angioma also called cavernous malformation or cavernoma is a small mass of expanded blood vessels that appears like a berry. The condition is more common in children and may be present at birth. These malformations are supplied with blood from small low-flow blood vessels of the brain. The pressure caused by blood accumulation around the malformation may cause symptoms such as weakness, dizziness, headaches and seizures.

The treatment options for cavernous malformations include wait and watch approach or surgery. In conditions where there are no ill-effects, a simple wait and see approach is followed but when CMs cause bleeding, surgery will be recommended.

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