Cavernous Malformation - Blood Vessel Mass
PreventionThere is no known way to prevent cavernous malformations from occurring. If you experience any symptoms, you should contact your doctor to receive prompt medical treatment.
Am I at RiskIf your family members have the inherited form of cavernous malformation, you have an increased risk of developing the condition. Mexican Americans have the highest incidence of cavernous malformations. Cavernous malformations can be present at birth or occur later in life in people that have no family history of the condition. Having a vein abnormality in the brain increases the risk of cavernous malformations, as they tend to occur near such sites in about 40% of cases.
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