The growth of cerebral cavernous angiomas

E. Pozzati, G. Giuliani, G. Nuzzo, M. Poppi, D. G. Piepgras, H. Hunt Batjer

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The natural history of cavernous angiomas is poorly understood, and their growth has rarely been documented. We report three cases of cavernous angiomas that grew to large size in 6 years, 2 years, and 2 months, respectively. An initial computed tomographic scan disclosed no abnormalities in one patient and demonstrated two 'minimal' lesions in the other two. The mechanisms of growth of these lesions are discussed; subsequent hemorrhages and capsule formation played a major role in their enlargement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)92-97
Number of pages6
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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    Pozzati, E., Giuliani, G., Nuzzo, G., Poppi, M., Piepgras, D. G., & Hunt Batjer, H. (1989). The growth of cerebral cavernous angiomas. Neurosurgery, 25(1), 92-97.