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malformation

Pathol a deformity in the shape or structure of a part, esp when congenital
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malformation

[‚mal·fər′mā·shən]
(medicine)
A deformity of a part of the body resulting from abnormal development.
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Natural history of cavernous malformation: Systematic review and meta-analysis of 25 studies.
The Cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs) are collections of small blood vessels in the brain that are enlarged and irregular in structure, which lead to altered blood flow and cause severe symptoms, including seizures, vision and hearing loss, paralysis, other focal neurologic deficits and/or hemorrhagic stroke.
Various mass lesions in the brainstem, such as primary and metastatic tumors, and cavernous malformations (Figure 3B), may involve the nuclei and/or the fascicular fibers of CN V (2, 15).
Symptoms can also be related to the coexistence with other vascular malformations, primarily cavernous malformations (CMs).
Cavernous malformations are composed of well-circumscribed vascular spaces containing blood in various stages of evolution.
Objective: To explore the factors associated with preoperative and postoperative epileptic seizure in patients with cavernous malformations (CMs).
In 1912, the first successful surgery to remove an intramedullary cavernous malformation was performed.
Top prospect Ryan Westmoreland, who underwent surgery last spring for a cavernous malformation of his brain stem, is in Fort Myers working out and is making steady progress, according to Hazen.
Multilocus linkage identifies two new loci for a Mendelian form of stroke, cerebral cavernous malformation, at 7p15-13 and 3q25.2-27.
Fine and his team eventually discovered, through advanced neurological testing, that the culprit was a relatively rare condition: a cavernous malformation.
"Cavernous angioma or cerebral cavernous malformation is a common but little known illness that can strike with devastating consequences for individuals in any stage of life," said Connie Lee of the Angioma Alliance.

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