Cavernous angiomas often cause no symptoms, but if they grow large enough to press on the brain or spinal tissue, symptoms may include:
Diagnosis of a cavernous angioma will begin with your doctor performing a physical exam and discussing your symptoms. Your doctor may order brain mapping or imaging tests, such as an MRI, to look for signs of an abnormality and determine the best treatment options.
Depending on your symptoms, as well as the size and location of the tumor, your doctor may recommend watchful waiting or surgery.
Surgical options include: