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Patient stories

Surgery takes care of cavernous malformation

Dan Smith was a graduate student in physics when he noticed occasional numbness in his left hand. His physician thought it might be carpal tunnel syndrome. When the numbness affected Dan's entire arm and cheek, the physician referred him to a neurologist. An MRI and a CT scan revealed a lesion the size of a [...]

  • Teamwork. Mayo Clinic doctors trained in nervous system conditions (neurologists); brain, spine and peripheral nerve surgery (neurosurgeons); hereditary conditions (medical geneticists); radiology; radiation oncology; and other specialties work together as a team to care for people who have central nervous system vascular malformations and other neurological conditions.

    Doctors trained in pediatric neurology treat children at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.

  • Ongoing research. Doctors remain at the forefront of research to refine and improve diagnostic testing and treatment options for central nervous system vascular malformations.
  • Technology. Mayo Clinic doctors use an extensive amount of technology, including advanced imaging tests, to diagnose your condition.
  • Treatment expertise. Mayo Clinic offers a variety of treatment options, including stereotactic radiosurgery and endovascular procedures. Your doctor will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan to help you manage your condition.
  • Efficiency. In Mayo Clinic's efficient system, your testing and treatment can be done in days, not weeks.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks #1 for neurology and neurosurgery and for ear, nose & throat in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals in neurology & neurosurgery.

April 19, 2014