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Brain Vascular Malformation

Alternative Names: Cerebral Vascular Malformations; Intracranial Vascular Malformations; Occult Intracranial Vascular Malformations; Cereborvascular Anomalies

Disease Category: Brain Vascular Malformations

A group of 6 identified conditions impacting the blood vessels of the brain which are categorized according to symptoms, severity, and causes. These abnormalities involve direct communication between arteries and veins (arteriovenous malformations) within the brain, or involving the dura or vein of Galen, hemorrhagic dilated vascular spaces (cavernous malformations), dysmorphic veins (venous angiomas), dilated capillaries (telangiectasias), and may be a mixed type. Symptoms include headaches, seizures, strokes, or cerebral hemorrhaging (brain bleeds).

Research groups studying this disease

Brain Vascular Malformations
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Brain Vascular Malformation Consortium (BVMC)

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Supports individuals and families affected by HHT through research, patient/family education, medical education, and treatment centers worldwide.

Informs, supports, and mobilizes those affected and drives research for cavernous angioma (cavernoma, cerebral cavernous malformation).

Provides support to patients and families with a diagnosis of Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS) and funds research.