The symptoms behind any vascular abnormality can be an extremely grueling thing to deal with and can bring your friends and family unbearable amounts of stress. It’s important to identify any symptom as soon as possible to find out what condition is currently harming you. If you or a person you love has recently suffered from seizures, paralysis and/or other cognitive symptoms, continue reading below.
What Is This Condition?
Cavernous malformations are a group of tiny blood vessels in the central nervous system that are enlarged and structurally unbalanced. When cavernous malformations are present, the walls of the blood vessels are thinner than normal, have less elasticity and are very likely to leak. While this condition can occur anywhere in the body, the clusters often appear in the brain or spinal cord.
According to medical reports, about 25% of people who have cavernous malformations will never experience related problems but others will generally feel harsh symptoms. It’s important to know the signs of cavernous malformations in order to find the medical treatment that will help you return to a healthy lifestyle.
What are the Symptoms?
While no clear causes for the condition have been discovered, cavernous malformations have been known to affect a wide variety of people. In order to find the proper treatment, you must be able to identify the symptoms associated with the condition. Seizures are the most common symptom of cavernous malformations but some may suffer from additional ones, such as:
- Issues with hearing or vision
- Cerebral hemorrhage (Bleeding in the brain)
Can Neurosurgery Help?
Symptoms can be generally treated with antiepileptic medication but some patients experience greater relief with neurosurgery. We can provide you with four innovative and minimally invasive procedures to fix the problems caused by cavernous malformations and prevent further damage. These procedures will reduce the recovery time and scarring usually associated with open surgery:
- Microsurgical Resection
- CyberKnife® Radiosurgery
- Revascularization Surgery
- Endovascular Stenting
Am I a Candidate?
Eligibility for neurosurgery is based on medical history, physical examination, accessibility of the abnormality and other factors. Find out if any of the treatments listed above are right for you. Travel no further than New Jersey to get the answers you need and the world-class neurosurgical care you deserve.