What is cavernoma?
A cavernoma is a cluster of unusual blood vessels, measuring only a few centimetres, making it look like a raspberry. It can be found in the brain or spinal cord. It is not cancerous and does not spread to other parts of the body.
Up to 30% of people who have cavernoma have a 50% chance of inheriting it.
What causes cavernoma?
Cavernoma’s often occur by chance, there is no clear reason why cavernoma’s develop.
What are the symptoms of cavernoma?
- Seizures (most common)
- Neurological deficits such as dizziness, slurred speech, double vision
- Weakness, numbness, memory and concentration difficulties
The type and severity of the symptoms are dependent on where the cavernoma is located in the brain. You can experience these symptoms if the cavernoma presses on the brain and causes slight bleeding.