Cerebral cavernous malformation

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard



Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female

A peripherally haemosiderin stained lesion with central high T1 and T2 signal and a small fluid level is demonstrated. There is no surrounding oedema or superficial haemosiderin staining.

A 2nd region of haemosiderin staining inferior to the head of caudate on the left is also noted without surrounding oedema. 

Four punctate regions of susceptibility induced signal loss scattered throughout both hemispheres and brainstem are additionally noted. 

The remainder of the brain is unremarkable in appearance. Intracranial circulation is within normal limits


Features are those of multiple cavernous malformations.

Case Discussion

Typical appearances of multiple cavernous malformations, which are often autosomal dominant in inheritance (multiple cavernoma syndrome). 

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Case information

rID: 35579
Case created: 13th Apr 2015
Last edited: 19th Oct 2016
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