What is Cavernous Malformation?

By  ,  National Institute of Health
Feb 15, 2011

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A cerebral cavernous malformation (CCM) is a collection of small blood vessels (capillaries) in the central nervous system (CNS) that is enlarged and irregular in structure and takes the shape of  a characteristic honeycomb-like pattern.  In CCM, the walls of the capillaries are thinner than normal, less elastic, and prone to leaking. 


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