What’s In a Name?

  • Cavernous Angioma
  • Cavernoma
  • Cavernous Malformation
  • Cavernous Hemangioma
  • CCM

These terms are used interchangeably to refer to mulberry-shaped abnormal blood vessels in the brain or spinal cord.  Angioma Alliance is an organization for and by individuals who have these abnormal blood vessels and those who care about them.

There is a great deal of information to learn about living with cavernous angiomas.  The menu choices on the left provide a relatively comprehensive summary of the major issues involved.  Here you will find information about symptoms and treatment, surgery, rehabilitation, genetics, diagnostic testing, pregnancy, and pediatric cavernous angiomas.