• shareIcon

What are genes are related to Cerebral Cavernous Malformation?

Other Diseases By Himanshu Sharma , Onlymyhealth editorial team / Dec 28, 2012
What are genes are related to Cerebral Cavernous Malformation?

Cavernous malformations are the abnormal blood vessels that appear like a small mulberry in the spinal cord or the brain. Three genes have been identified for an association with CCM.

Cavernous malformations are the abnormal blood vessels that appear like a small mulberry in the spinal cord or the brain. Usually, these are hereditary and occur on their own. Malformations often leak blood, causing bleeding inside the brain. This can lead to neurological symptoms that depend on the location of the malformation in the nervous system.

 

cavernous malformations

 

What are genes are related to Cerebral Cavernous Malformation?

There are familial (inherited) and sporadic (occurring for no clear reason) cases of CCM. Researchers have discovered three different genes associated with CCM. Studies are currently underway to understand the relationship between the mutations of each of these genes and their corresponding symptoms.

 

Symptoms and Treatment

The symptoms of cavernous malformations are numbness or weakness in the face, arm or leg, vision loss, unsteadiness or double vision along with difficulties in swallowing or speaking. Seizures may also be experienced as a response to this condition. Some may also have to deal with repeat hemorrhages that can occur as soon as the first hemorrhage occurs or later.

As of now, treatments that are available for cavernous malformations include surgery and observation.

 

 

 

(Image source:Gettyimages.in)

Read more articles on Cerebral Cavernous Malformation.

 

Disclaimer

All possible measures have been taken to ensure accuracy, reliability, timeliness and authenticity of the information; however Onlymyhealth.com does not take any liability for the same. Using any information provided by the website is solely at the viewers’ discretion. In case of any medical exigencies/ persistent health issues, we advise you to seek a qualified medical practitioner before putting to use any advice/tips given by our team or any third party in form of answers/comments on the above mentioned website.

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK