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Cerebral Cavernous Angioma Fast Facts
1. Cerebral Cavernous Angioma is also known as cerebral cavernous malformation (CCM) or cavernoma.
2. A cavernous angioma is a mulberry-shaped abnormal blood vessel with thin, leaky walls.
3. Cavernous angiomas are found mostly in the brain and spinal cord.
4. 1 in 500 people have at least one cavernous angioma in their brain. Most people will have no symptoms.
5. Cavernous angiomas can grow and hemorrhage at any age, including in young children. They are most likely to become symptomatic when a person is between the ages of 20-40.
6. The most common first symptom is seizure (50%), followed by hemorrhage (25%) and neurological deficits (25%) like blurred vision and weakness in limbs.
7. Cavernous angioma is hereditary in about 25% of people who have the illness.