Cavernous Malformations

  • Cameron M. McDougall
  • Babu G. WelchEmail author
  • H. Hunt Batjer


Cavernous malformations (CM) represent a relatively common vascular lesion occurring in an estimated 1 in 200 people [1]. Although CMs have long been recognized as a pathological entity [2], their occult angiographic nature made them difficult to diagnose preoperatively. More than anything else, it was the introduction of MRI that contributed most to our current understanding of theses peculiar lesions and led to their routine radiographic diagnosis [1, 3].


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cameron M. McDougall
    • 1
  • Babu G. Welch
    • 1
    Email author
  • H. Hunt Batjer
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Texas SouthwesternDallasUSA

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