cavernous hemangioma in the brainstem

  1. Does anyone have any information about a cavernous hemangioma when it is located w/in the brainstem?? A good friend was admitted to the hospital w/this last night, and I'm concerned for her. She is 32, has MS. and is in shock over this.(of course).

    I am an LPN student who is only in my first quarter, and know very little about this subject.

    Any info would be appreciated !!

    THanks guys !!

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  3. by   NRSKarenRN
    Had to do a little digging to make sure of info you needed as not my specialty. Hope this helps. Karen

    HEMANGIOMA - A hemangioma, or arteriovenous malformation is a tangle of abnormal vessels that forms an abnormal communication between the arterial and venous systems. Most are developmental (congenital). If large enough, they may produce a shunt of sufficient magnitude to raise the cardiac output. AVM's may occur in the brain, brainstem, and spinal cord, where they may cause headaches, seizures, or bleeding (subarachnoid hemorrhage).

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