Cavernous Malformations of the Central Nervous System

  • K. Stuart Lee
  • Harold L. Rekate
Part of the Principles of Pediatric Neurosurgery book series (PRINCPEDIATR)


A cavernous malformation or cavernous angioma is one of the four types of vascular malformations of the central nervous system. These lesions have been considered rare in the clinical setting, although they are not uncommon findings at autopsy.1–3 The availability of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging has increased the number of cavernous malformations that have been diagnosed.2


Vascular Malformation Cavernous Hemangioma Pineal Region Cavernous Malformation Cavernous Angioma 
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  • Harold L. Rekate

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