What research is being done on Cavernous Malformation?

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Feb 01, 2014
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  • Cavernous malformations results in abnormally formed blood vessels.
  • It appears like a small mulberry in the spinal cord or the brain.
  • Malformations can leak blood, causing bleeding inside the brain.
  • Studies have been conducted to find prevention and its treatment.

Cavernous malformations are the abnormally formed blood vessels that  appear like a small mulberry in the spinal cord or the brain. These  malformations can be hereditary in nature and may occur on their own. Cerebral Cavernous Malformations can leak blood, causing bleeding inside the brain. This can lead to neurological symptoms that depend on the location of the malformation in the nervous system.

 

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Research on Cerebral Cavernous Malformations

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and other institutes at the National Institutes of Health conduct research related to CCM in their clinics and laboratories and support additional research through grants to major medical institutions across the country. Much of this research focuses on finding better ways to prevent, treat, and ultimately cure CCM.   

 

 

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