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Cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs) are benign, well-circumscribed, lobulated vascular hamartomas, which are found in 0.3–0.6% of the population.1 Patients with cavernous malformations may be asymptomatic, but often present with seizures, haemorrhage, neurological deficits and/or headaches.2 Although the imaging appearance of CCMs may vary, MRI, specifically using haem-sensitive sequences using gradient echo (GRE) or susceptibility-weighted imaging, has been proven to be both a highly specific and sensitive tool in the diagnosis of CCMs.1
Two common forms of CCMs are familial autosomal-dominant inherited form and sporadic form. Familial CCMs are usually present as multiple lesions while sporadic CCMs are often solitary.3 However, a large number of cases assumed to be isolated cases are actually undetected familial forms.4 The case below …
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