The natural history of cavernous malformations

J. L. Moriarity, R. E. Clatterbuck, D. Rigamonti

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This article reviews general information about cavernous malformations, including histology, radiology, epidemiology, and symptomatology. Rates of hemorrhage as reported in the literature are presented. Familial cavernous malformations and their genetic basis are discussed. Finally, the variations in the biological behavior of cavernous malformations in different regions of the central nervous system are discussed and outcomes are assessed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)411-417
Number of pages7
JournalNeurosurgery clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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