Brain cavernoma: Compare Costs for a treatment abroad

Patients from all over the world are spending hours on the Internet looking for the information on cavrnoma. Here you can read not only the prognosis and symptoms of this disease, but also book private consultation, find best clinics and specialists. You will also find answers to questions about the cost of treatment and its prognosis. You can reach Booking Health both by phone and email.

Below, methods of cavernoma treatments are listed. By clicking on the search results, not only will you be able to find the most suitable clinics and the best specialists in this field, you will also be able to find out how much such treatments cost and book the program you are interested in online.  

 

Booking Health offers the following options of treatment for this diagnosis.

Diagnostic
Price from
2368.00
Platinum coils embolization (coiling)
Price from
15089.00
Partial resection and coiling
Price from
19674.00
Neurorehabilitation
Price from
742.00
Neurorehabilitation
Price from
533.00
Neurorehabilitation
Price from
377.00

Best hospitals for Brain cavernoma treatment

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Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid


With 900 beds and approximately 2,050 employees in two branches, the Alfried Krupp Hospital is one of the larger hospital institutions in Essen.

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Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid


With 900 beds and approximately 2,050 employees in two branches, the Alfried Krupp Hospital is one of the larger hospital institutions in Essen.

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About the disease

Cavernoma of brain is a cerebral vascular neoplasm that forms as a benign tumor in the brain. Cavernoma is mostly caused by neurological disorders. Brain cavernoma is mainly localized in the innate area of ​​the brain, most of all - in the hemisphere. The incidence of the disease - 0.6 cases per 100 000. The size of formation can be very different - from few millimeters to several centimeters. Most common size is about 3 centimeters.

The most dangerous complication of cavernoma is bleeding in brain, which can even result in death. According to recent findings risk of the brain bleeding varies from 0.25% to 16.5% annually. Probability of hemorrhage is increased for the patients, whose tumor affected brain stem. For patients who have already experienced  hemorrhage the chances of recurrent internal bleeding estimate 33.9%.

Cavernoma of brainstem

Cavernoma located in the brainstem is the most dangerous vascular formation. It develops in a relatively small size and after that it damages brain tissues. It becomes very dangerous for patients to have any kind of injuries. Even minor bruises caused by bleeding can lead to severe and focal cerebral damage. Specific neurological symptoms of this localization are dysfunctions of cranial nerves, dizziness, impaired movements of eyeballs, peripheral facial nerve paresis and bulbar or pseudobulbar disorders. In addition to that patient may develop symptoms of hypertension in midbrain.

Spinal cavernoma

Cavernous malformations of spinal cord are much rarer, but its recurrent bleeding may lead to progressive sensory, motor or autonomic function disorders. Often there is a dysfunction of the pelvic organs. Lack of timely diagnosis and treatment can lead to irreversible changes and severe disability. A significant number of patients, particularly those with a long treatment history, experience the disorder of senses as they lose ability to smell and touch things.

Symptoms 

  • Seizures similar to epilepsy
  • Severe headaches
  • Nausea
  • Emotional instability

Diagnosis

Main method of diagnosis is magnetic resonance imaging. Cavernoma may be an accidental "discovery" during the instrumental study conducted for other indications. Common types of this brain dysfunction is cavernoma of brainstem and spinal cavernoma. Approximately 54-74% of patients fully recover after treatment.

Resonance imaging is best in detecting both spinal and brainstem cavernomas. Resonance imaging gives 100% picture of the brain with  95% specificity of its all sectors. Another common diagnostic method is MRI. However, the use of this method is limited as picture presents information only about surrounding tissues of the affected area.

Treatment

Surgical removal of cavernomas is in most cases effective and can be applied in case of multiple hemorrhages of the cavities located in the deeper areas of the brain. Surgery also relieves patient of all possible risks, connected with this disease. After surgery chances of epilepsy attacks decrease and patient gets protection against subsequent hemorrhage. Surgical intervention is determined by the location and condition of patient's neoplastic brain formation.

During the surgery doctor usually achieves complete resection of malformation malformation. He also decreases significantly the number of epileptic-like seizures and restores neurological function. Sign of complete cavernoma excision is cessation of bleeding. Choice of surgical approach is based on a thorough study of topography and MRI. Removing and malformation is made from its closest tangential location to the brainstem

Platinum coils embolization (coiling) is often used for treatment of malformations in the brain. According to MayfieldClinic.com, which is a medical site, this method uses technology of inserting with catheter platinum wire into the brain to prevent bleeding.

Partial resection and coiling is also an effective treatment option, which is a microsurgical removal of cavernoma.

If cavernoma is difficult to access, main method of treatment is radiosurgery. Radiosurgical treatment of cavernoma  is aimed primarily at reducing the risk of recurrent bleeding and epilepsy attacks. Today, medical literature describes 450 cases of patients with cavernomas, who underwent such treatment option as "gamma knife" .After “gamma knife" treatment risk of hemorrhage is reduced by 80% after the first two years. Subsequently, annual risk reduces by 1,1-3,3%.