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Brain cavernoma diagnostics
 from  491
Treatment of brain cavernoma by embolization with platinum coils (coiling)
 from  17161
Treatment of brain cavernoma by partial resection and coiling
 from  11870

Sana Hospital Duisburg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Duisburg

Department of Neurosurgery

The Sana Hospital Duisburg is a maximum care medical center with 678 beds and 17 specialized departments. With the very latest innovations and high quality patient care, the clinic works for the benefit of a person and their health. The hospital ranks among the leading clinics in the region. In 2013, the hospital
Brain cavernoma diagnostics
1808
Treatment of brain cavernoma by embolization with platinum coils (coiling)
21485
Treatment of brain cavernoma by partial resection and coiling
31932

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
Brain cavernoma diagnostics
2554
Treatment of brain cavernoma by embolization with platinum coils (coiling)
34082
Treatment of brain cavernoma by partial resection and coiling
47853

Memorial Bahcelievler Hospital Istanbul

0/10
location_onTurkey, Istanbul

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

The Memorial Bahçelievler Hospital Istanbul is an advanced multidisciplinary medical center that began its clinical practice in 2018. It is part of the world famous Memorial Healthcare Group. The hospital was designed in accordance with the very latest standards of modern architecture with the aim of providing top-class m
Brain cavernoma diagnostics
861
Treatment of brain cavernoma by partial resection and coiling
25191

University Hospital HM Monteprincipe Madrid

9/10
location_onSpain, Madrid

Department of Neurosurgery

The University Hospital HM Monteprincipe Madrid is rightfully recognized as one of the best and most advanced medical facilities in Madrid and throughout the whole country. The hospital was opened in 1998 and in a short time has become a worthy example of top-class medical services. The hospital is part of the HM Hospitales Grou
Brain cavernoma diagnostics
674
Treatment of brain cavernoma by partial resection and coiling
16154

University Hospital for Neurosurgery Salzburg

9.6/10
location_onAustria, Salzburg

Department of Neurosurgery

University Clinic of Neurology specializes in the surgical treatment of acute and chronic diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system, its blood supply, and nerve sheaths, as well as in preoperative and postoperative care for patients. Tumor formation of the brain and spinal cord, vascular diseases of the central nervo
Brain cavernoma diagnostics
1526
Treatment of brain cavernoma by partial resection and coiling
34017

University Hospital Freiburg

9.7/10
location_onGermany, Freibung

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

The University Hospital Freiburg is famous for its rich history and is one of the oldest and most prestigious medical facilities in Germany (one of the three best medical institutions in the country). The hospital was based on the Faculty of Medicine of the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, which celebrated its 550th anniver
Brain cavernoma diagnostics
1983
Treatment of brain cavernoma by embolization with platinum coils (coiling)
25767
Treatment of brain cavernoma by partial resection and coiling
36222

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

9.9/10
location_onIsrael, Tel Aviv

Department of Neurosurgery

The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center is the second largest and one of the most advanced healthcare and research facilities in Israel. It began its work in 1961, but it is still popular among the local population and attracts thousands of international patients. The multidisciplinary medical center covers an area of ​​150,000 m&s
Brain cavernoma diagnostics
1172
Treatment of brain cavernoma by partial resection and coiling
34902

Primus Super Speciality Hospital New Delhi

9/10
location_onIndia, New Delhi

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery, Neurology

The Primus Super Speciality Hospital New Delhi is a modern medical facility, which is distinguished by extremely high quality and standards of medical service. The hospital is located in the heart of New Delhi, in the capital of India. During its design and construction, the most advanced medical technologies from around the wor
Brain cavernoma diagnostics
491
Treatment of brain cavernoma by partial resection and coiling
15203

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about
Brain cavernoma diagnostics
1869
Treatment of brain cavernoma by partial resection and coiling
31764

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the leading medical facilities in Bavaria and offers the highest level of medical care, which is characterized by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medi
Brain cavernoma diagnostics
1925
Treatment of brain cavernoma by embolization with platinum coils (coiling)
23979
Treatment of brain cavernoma by partial resection and coiling
40435

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden is among the top three hospitals in Germany! The hospital is the embodiment of the standards of modern high-quality medicine. Since the hospital positions itself as a maximum care medical facility, it represents all medical fields. The
Brain cavernoma diagnostics
2356
Treatment of brain cavernoma by embolization with platinum coils (coiling)
29762
Treatment of brain cavernoma by partial resection and coiling
42043

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf ranks among the top ten hospitals in Germany! Since its foundation in 1889, the hospital has taken a leading position in the European medical arena and still occupies it until today. A highly competent medical team of more than 11,000 employees takes care
Brain cavernoma diagnostics
2307
Treatment of brain cavernoma by partial resection and coiling
41899

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Neurosurgery

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
Brain cavernoma diagnostics
1941
Treatment of brain cavernoma by embolization with platinum coils (coiling)
24278
Treatment of brain cavernoma by partial resection and coiling
40565

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
Brain cavernoma diagnostics
1839
Treatment of brain cavernoma by embolization with platinum coils (coiling)
22844
Treatment of brain cavernoma by partial resection and coiling
31898

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all field
Brain cavernoma diagnostics
0
Treatment of brain cavernoma by embolization with platinum coils (coiling)
0
Treatment of brain cavernoma by partial resection and coiling
0

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Neurosurgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top ten medical facilities in Germany! The hospital was opened on January 1, 2001, although in fact it inherits the medical facility, which operated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bonn. The hospital in Germany combin
Brain cavernoma diagnostics
1948
Treatment of brain cavernoma by partial resection and coiling
35816

About the disease

Cavernoma of the brain is a benign vascular neoplasm. It is mostly caused by genetic factors. Brain cavernoma is most often located in the brainstem and thalamus, less often – in the cerebellum and the 4th ventricle. Cavernomas may be solid or multiple (up to 3-5 closely spaced cavities). The size of formation can be very different, from few millimeters to several centimeters. Incidence of the disease is 0.6 cases per 100 000 population.

The most dangerous complication of cavernoma is bleeding in brain, which can even lead to death. According to recent findings, risk of the brain bleeding varies from 0.25% to 16.5%. Probability of hemorrhage is increased in patients with cavernomas in the brain stem. For patients who have already experienced hemorrhage the chance of recurrent internal bleeding reaches 33.9%.

Symptoms 

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

Diagnosis

  • X-ray. This is not a first-line diagnostic technique, but it can reveal big cavernomas. It may be an accidentally revealed during the examination due to other condition. 
  • Angiography shows exact size and structure of the cavernoma. Contrast agent is injected into a patient’s vein, so brain vessels become perfectly visible in the radiograph.
  • MRI is the main method of diagnosis. It is best in detecting both spinal and brainstem cavernomas. Resonance imaging gives picture of the brain and allows doctor to estimate state of vascular formation and surrounding tissues.

Treatment

  • Surgical removal is effective in most cases and can be applied in patients with multiple cavernomas. Surgery eliminates all possible risks, connected with this disease. After surgery chances of epilepsy attacks decrease and patient gets protection against subsequent hemorrhage. Surgical intervention is planned according to the location and condition of cavernoma.
  • Platinum coils embolization (coiling) is often applied for treatment of malformations in the brain. This method uses technology of inserting platinum coil into the brain to reduce volume of the cavernoma and prevent bleeding.
  • Partial resection and coiling is also an effective treatment option, which which combines the advantages of both techniques.
  • If cavernoma is located deeply, main method of treatment is radiosurgery. Radiosurgical treatment is aimed at reducing the risk of recurrent bleeding and epilepsy attacks. The best results are seen if the size of cavernoma doesn’t exceed 1 cm. Radiosurgical treatment is performed with the help of Gamma-knife. This is the device that directs irradiation precisely at the cavernoma. Gamma-knife doesn’t require opening the skull or even staying in the hospital. After such treatment risk of hemorrhage is reduced by 80%.

Authors: Dr. Nadezhda Ivanisova, Dr. Sergey Pashchenko




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