Cavernomas and Developmental Venous Anomalies: Diagnosis and Therapy

  • E. Donauer
  • J. R. Moringlane
  • J. Reif
  • G. Huber
  • W. Feiden
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Neurosurgery book series (NEURO, volume 22)


In comparison to angiographically apparent vascular malformations (AVMs) little is known about the incidence and impact of hemorrhages from angiographically occult vascular malformations (AOVMs) [1, 4, 9, 10, 13, 14]. However, with the widespread availability of magnetic resonance imaging it has become considerably easier to identify AOVMs [3, 8, 12]. From our evaluation of more than 2500 angiograms the incidence rate of developmental venous anomalies (DVAs) and the rate of their coincidence with cavernomas were determined retrospectively. The clinical symptoms and complications of these lesions were also evaluated. Apart from this retrospective neuroradiological examination the therapeutic strategy and operative results are demonstrated in 33 patients with cavernoma. For deep lesions the significance of a combined stereotactical-microsurgical approach is illustrated.


Vascular Malformation Venous Drainage Cavernous Hemangioma Cavernous Malformation Cavernous Angioma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Donauer
    • 1
  • J. R. Moringlane
    • 1
  • J. Reif
    • 1
  • G. Huber
    • 2
  • W. Feiden
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of the SaarlandHomburg/SaarGermany
  2. 2.Department of NeuroradiologyUniversity of the SaarlandHomburg/SaarGermany
  3. 3.Department of NeuropathologyUniversity of the SaarlandHomburg/SaarGermany

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