Radiation Oncology/CNS/Cavernous malformation

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  • A cavernous malformation is a vascular malformation composed of sinusoidal vessels without a large feeding artery.
  • The primary difference between a cavernous malformation and an AVM is the lower pressure gradient.
  • Represent 8-15% of intracranial malformations
  • 70-80% are supratentorial.
  • 0.25% to 6% annual risk of hemorrhage.


Stereotactic radiosurgery[edit]

  • Pittsburgh, 2002 (1987-2000) - PMID 12015835 -- "Long-term results after stereotactic radiosurgery for patients with cavernous malformations." Hasegawa T et al. Neurosurgery. 2002 Jun;50(6):1190-7.