Cavernous malformations — Diagnostic and treatment advancements

March 15, 2022


Mayo Clinic’s Eugene L. Scharf, M.D., E. Paul Lindell, M.D.Kelly D. Flemming, M.D., and Giuseppe Lanzino, M.D., discuss referring patients with cavernous malformations and how Mayo Clinic’s team uses advanced imaging systems to evaluate the right path of care for the patient.

“The 7-tesla MRI has given us more tools to make the diagnosis in patients where it’s less clear,” says Kelly D. Flemming, M.D.

Although rare, Mayo Clinic sees 75 to 100 patients with cavernous malformations per year.