The goal of treatment is to:
- identify and surgically handle life-threatening cases of cavernous malformation
- relieve symptoms in patients with non-life-threatening cavernous malformations.
In cases of severe cavernoma bleeding, our Neurosurgery team is prepared 24 hours a day to provide urgent surgical intervention.
In non-life-threatening cases, our team will first verify that your child’s symptoms are truly caused by the cavernous malformation(s) before suggesting specific treatment. If your child has multiple cavernomas, we will observe your child to attempt to identify whether one or more cavernomas are causing the symptoms.
If surgery is recommended, our surgeon will explain the location of the cavernoma(s) and identify potential risks of surgical removal. Together you will determine the best course of action, weighing the risks of keeping the cavernous malformation against the risks of doing surgery.
There are currently no drug treatments for cavernous malformations; however there are drug treatments to alleviate symptoms such as seizures or headache.