(redirected from cavernous angioma)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to cavernous angioma: cavernous hemangioma, Cavernoma


A tumor composed of lymphatic vessels or blood.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a benign tumor consisting of blood or lymph vessels. There are two forms of angioma—simple angioma, which is a congenital flat growth on the skin or mucous membrane, forming the basis of so-called vascular birthmarks (of bluish-purple color), somewhat elevated above the skin and requiring no treatment; and cavernous angioma, a tumor found in subcutaneous tissue or inside internal organs, sometimes giving rise to serious hemorrhages. Surgical removal of the latter type of angioma is necessary in case of rapid growth or the presence of disfigurement.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Cavernous angioma was observed in the ventral side of the spinal cord at C6 vertebral level (Figure 1(a), white arrowhead).
Supratentorial cavernous angiomas presenting with seizures: Surgical outcomes in 60 consecutive patients.
Management of patients with cavernous angiomas presenting epileptic seizures.
Intramedullary spinal cord cavernous angioma in children: Case Report and Literature Review.
CMs have been referred to by many names, such as cavernous angiomas, cavernous hemangiomas, capillary hemangiomas, or cavernomas.
A case of intra-root cauda equina cavernous angioma: clinical considerations.
(1-5) We report a case of acute-onset unilateral tinnitus related to an acute hemorrhage of a small cavernous angioma in the contralateral temporal lobe.
Mesial temporal sclerosis accounted for nine (3.6%) cases, other developmental anomalies three cases, three cases (1.2%) of tuberous sclerosis, two (0.8%) cases each of Rasmussen encephalitis and hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy and one case of cavernous angioma were recorded.