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The options for treatment of a Cavernous Angioma (Cavernoma) include:
The neurosurgical treatment of a cavernoma involves the patient being put to sleep with a general anaesthetic. A curved incision and a bone window is created (craniotomy). A microscope is used to carefully identify the cavernoma which is removed. Any associated blood clot is removed if safe and the bone is replaced with rivets and the patient awoken.
The risks of this operation include the following. A detailed discussion with your surgeon is recommended prior to surgery.
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