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Symptoms such as seizures and/or headaches may be controlled by medications.


Surgical treatment may be recommended for cavernomas with recent hemorrhage, those that are expanding in size, and in some cases, those which are causing seizures.


Symptomatic cavernous angiomas which are too difficult or dangerous to reach through traditional surgery may require radiosurgery. Types of  radiosurgery treatments include gamma knife, linear accelerator and new shaped beam techniques.

Watchful Waiting

Observation otherwise known as "watchful waiting" is sometimes the best course of action. Often people can go their entire lives without any problems, so a “wait and see” course is sometimes the wisest choice.

Last UpdateMay 12, 2011