A cavernous malformation doesn’t always cause symptoms, and even when it does, symptoms may appear and disappear over months or years. A malformation can press on parts of your brain that control speech, vision or movement.
First, you’ll meet with your doctor for a physical exam and to discuss your medical history and symptoms. Then, your doctor may check for neurological disorders by ordering imaging tests, such as an MRI, a CT scan or an EEG.
Treatment plans depend on the size and location of the malformation, the symptoms it’s causing and a person’s age.