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What a Cure Would Mean: Cavernous Angiomas


doi: 10.1097/01.NNN.0000429052.56560.d2
Departments: Letters

Cincinnati, OH

I am a 34-year-old mother of four. Last year, after about two years of ongoing mystery health issues, I was diagnosed with a cavernous angioma deep into the brain stem. It has bled twice, I was told, making me a time bomb for another bleed anytime, with only 1 percent chance that this “bomb” would become inactive. The location, I was told by two local neurosurgeons, was inoperable. I then found several surgeons who told me the surgery is possible, but risky. My cure right now would be a successful surgery. A cure, the perfect one, of course would be to destroy such tumors in a noninvasive way, or best yet, prevent them from ever becoming active.


Cincinnati, OH

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