Cavernous Malformation

  • Etiology: cluster of hyalinized dilated thin-walled capillaries with surrounding hemosiderin
  • Imaging: supratentorial 80%, infratentorial 15%, spinal cord 5%
  • Clinical: sporadic form (66%) associated with solitary lesion, familial form (33%) associated with multiple lesions
  • Complications: hemorrhagic stroke
    — Imaging: non territorial hematoma, multicentric blooming foci on GRE

Cases of Cavernous Malformation