Cavernoma

Caring for Cavernoma with Our Multidisciplinary Expertise

At IBS Hospital, we extend our compassionate care and medical excellence to individuals impacted by cavernoma. Our multidisciplinary team combines expertise with heartfelt support, tailoring treatments to each person’s unique needs. With advanced therapies and unwavering commitment, we stand by you in your journey toward cavernoma well-being.

What is Cavernoma?

A Cavernoma is an irregular cluster of arteries and veins tightly packed into blood-filled bubbles known as caverns. The blood is often clotted, resembling red berries, and can rupture in some cases. Cavernomas can develop within the brain and spinal cord, ranging in size from 0.6 cm to around 10.2 cm. The condition might have a genetic basis or stem from other factors.

Recognising the Symptoms of Cavernoma

Cavernomas may not always present evident symptoms. Seizures can occur if they form on the brain’s outer surface. Symptoms typically vary based on their location, commonly affecting those in the brain stem, basal ganglia, and spinal cord. These include:

  • Seizures
  • Headaches
  • Weakness/numbness in limbs
  • Issues with speech, memory, attention
  • Balance loss
  • Vision-related problems
     
What causes Cavernoma?

The root cause remains unknown in most cases. Genetic factors play a role in less than half of cases, while the majority develop spontaneously. Linked genetic mutations comprise:

  • KRIT1 (also known as CCM1)
  • CCM2
  • PDCD10 (also known as CCM3)
     
Diagnosis of Cavernoma

Diagnostic methods for cavernomas include:

  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Genetic testing
     
Management / Treatment of Cavernoma at IBS Hospital

Our treatment approach for cavernomas comprises the following options:

  • Medication: Our expert medical team focuses on effective symptom management, especially addressing seizures.
  • Surgery: In cases where medication yields inadequate results, our specialized recommendation involves surgical intervention to remove the cavernoma.

Feel free to reach out for further information or to discuss specific treatment plans tailored to your needs.
 

Our team of experts that make it possible

Meet the team of highly specialised and experienced neurosurgeons, neurologists, orthopedicians, and other experts in the field of neurology and spine care. Our team is dedicated to providing personalised and compassionate care to each patient, with the goal of helping them achieve the best possible outcomes.

IBS Hospital Empowers Your Treatment with Cutting-edge Technology

We continuously incorporate cutting-edge technologies from around the world into our offerings, such as a surgical system that allows for precise and confident complex procedures. We use magnetic stimulation to treat certain neurological conditions and create personalised brain maps for tailored treatment plans. Nerve monitoring during surgeries ensures the nervous system is not compromised, and a robotic exoskeleton aids in mobility issues. Our goal at IBS Hospital is to provide the best care possible, utilising the latest and most innovative technologies available.

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