Cavernous venous malformation

A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

Cavernous venous malformation, also traditionally referred to as a cavernous haemangioma (despite it not being a tumour) or cavernomas, are non-neoplastic slow flow venous malformations found in many parts of the body. 

Terminology

Despite the ubiquity of use of the traditional terms cavernoma, haemangioma and cavernous haemangioma, they represent outdated and misleading nomenclature no longer recognised in the ISSVA classification of vascular anomalies

Having said that when reporting it is probably safest to include the 'traditional' term in brackets for clarity, for example, "features are those of a slow flow venous malformation (cavernous venous malformation/cavernoma)" 

Regional manifestations

Their radiographic appearance, epidemiology, clinical presentation and treatment are specific to the tissue/organ in which they are found and as such these are discussed individually according to location. 

Vascular tumours and malformations
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Article information

rID: 22603
Section: Pathology
Tag: refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Cavernous haemangioma
  • Cavernous hemangiomas
  • Cavernous hemangioma
  • Cavernoma
  • Cavernomas
  • Cavernous malformation
  • Cavernous malformations
  • Cavernous venous malformation

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