Imaging intracranial hemorrhage – Case 5 – Cavernous malformation

Cavernous malformations can also be a cause of hemorrhage. You should be alert to this, particularly in a patient who has multiple areas of hemorrhage of various ages.

This patient has a lesion which has hemorrhaged in addition to other lesions which are classic for cavernous malformations. These lesions have central T2 hyperintensity with surrounding susceptibility. Classically, these lesions demonstrate little or no enhancement, although you may see some. They are also classically described as angiographically occult (not seen) lesions.

The level of this lecture is appropriate for medical students, junior residents, and trainees in other specialties who have an interest in neuroradiology or may see patients with intracranial hemorrhage or stroke.

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