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Often, people with cerebral cavernous malformations CCMs don't show any signs or symptoms. Your diagnosis may result from brain imaging for other neurological conditions, or specific symptoms may prompt your doctor to pursue more extensive testing.
Depending on why the condition is suspected, doctors may order tests specifically to confirm CCMs, or to identify or rule out other related conditions. Brain imaging is also called for as soon as possible after the emergence of any new symptoms, to reveal either hemorrhage or the emergence of any new malformations.
Magnetic resonance imaging MRI. In this test, a detailed picture is made of your brain or spine. The blood vessels in the brain may be imaged as well. Sometimes a doctor may inject a contrast dye into a vein in your arm to look at the brain tissue in a slightly different way, or to better look at the blood vessels in the brain magnetic resonance angiography or magnetic resonance venography.
If you have a family history of the condition, genetic counseling and tests are helpful to identify changes associated with CCMs in genes or chromosomes.
Treatment Doctors trained in brain and nervous system conditions neurologists and cerebrovascular neurologistsbrain and nervous system surgery neurosurgeonsbrain imaging neuroradiologistsand other specialties work with you to treat CCMs as well as other neurological conditions.
Your treatment may include: If you're not experiencing symptoms, your doctor may initially decide to monitor your cavernous malformation, especially since risk is generally lower for those who are non-symptomatic.
Sometimes intermittent testing such as magnetic resonance imaging MRI is recommended to watch for any changes in the malformation. Let your doctor know right away about any changes in your symptoms. If you have seizures related to a cavernous malformation, you may be prescribed medications to stop the seizures.
If you're experiencing symptoms related to a cavernous malformation that can be reached surgically, your doctor may recommend surgery to remove the malformation. Neurosurgery for cerebral cavernous malformations Mayo Clinic neurosurgeons remove a cavernous malformation. If your treatment plan includes surgery, more advanced imaging technologies, such as functional MRI and tractography, may also be useful within specific contexts.
Potential future treatments Several imaging technology areas hold promise for both improving predictions of the course of disease in some specific contexts and for enhancing the level of information available about a particular individual's disease state, including potential advances in imaging through quantitative susceptibility mapping QSMpermeability imaging using dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI, and the use of alternative MRI contrast agents such as ferumoxytol.
While still under investigation, such developments hold promise for enhanced imaging that may lead to more precise and effective clinical care in the future.
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Preparing for your appointment What you can do Keep a detailed symptoms calendar. Each time a symptom occurs, write down the time, what you experienced and how long it lasted. Write down key personal information, including any major stresses or recent life changes. Make a list of all medications, vitamins or supplements that you're taking.
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