Six patients with intramedullary cavernous malformations of the spinal cord are presented. Four men and two women presented with acute, subacute, or episodic signs and symptoms of spinal cord dysfunction, ranging in duration from 3 days to 25 years. All patients underwent operative resection of the malformation. Complete removal was achieved in five patients. Neurological function either stabilized or improved postoperatively in all patients; follow-up ranged from 4 to 84 months. The increasing awareness of the propensity for recurrent hemorrhage, clinical features, and resectability of these malformations are discussed.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Clinical Neurology