Cavernous angiomas are vascular lesions comprised of clusters of abnormally dilated blood vessels. These lesions can be found in the brain, spinal cord, and, rarely, in other areas of the body including the skin and retina.
Symptoms are highly variable among individuals; in some cases no symptoms may be present. However, when symptoms do manifest they often depend on the location of the angioma and on the strength of the angioma walls and their propensity for bleeding.
Resesach is going on non-surgical treatmentTwo potential therapeutics, simvastatin and Fasudil, are currently being studied in cell and animal-based models of the illness.
Geographical analysis: 920,505 of the people were affected in Brazil.