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Definition

A venous angioma is also called venous malformation which is the illness of the brain. It is a small tangle of abnormal veins. Venous angiomas are the most common brain vascular malformation, occurring in approximately 2 percent to 3 percent of people. There are many names for this condition like cavernous, angioma, cavernous hemangioma, cerebral cavernous malformation, cavernoma. A venous angioma in the mid brain is rare and review of literature showed that the majority of these lesions were in other areas of the brain stem.

Causes

The exact causes of Venous Angiomas are unknown. Venous Anigomas happen as a result of the malformation of the veins that drain blood from the brain.

Symptoms

The possible symptoms of venous angioma are:-

  • The hemmorage can be seen in the patient of venous angioma.
  • In severe case, you may have the feeling of headache.
  • A venous angioma patient experiences lazy ness in doing work.
  • The Spider, Cherry and Senile angiomas may be seen during venous angioma.
  • The nausea and vomiting is common in venous angioma.
  • The insomnia is an earliest symptom of venous angioma.
  • You may have the feeling of weakness in both limbs.

Treatment

Treatment of Venous Angiomas is very difficult. Most times individuals will not even know that they have this illness, since symptoms do not always present themselves. If it is discovered, usually doctors take a stand of monitoring it over a period of time.
There are three main ways to treat an AVM:

  • surgical removal
  • stereotactic radiosurgery
  • endovascular embolization

Smaller cavernous angiomas are somewhat difficult to detect. Insist that one of your MRI sequences consists of “gradient-echo” (as opposed to spin-echo or proton beam) imaging. Gradient-echo MRI is most efficient at detecting small, or even punctate (point sized), cavernous angiomas. Even though a spin-echo MRI may have detected a lesion, it’s always prudent to ensure that there are not additional, smaller lesions which might become a problem later in life.

Surgery remains an option, but this can be risky depending on the location of the lesion and the individual’s basic health. Usually, it is not the best option in all cases, and only done in cases where the lesions continue to bleed and put the individual at greater risk.

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