Familial cavernous angiomas of the brain in an Hispanic family.


We found cavernous angiomas (CA) in 10 of 22 members of a large Hispanic family. The proband had seizures, and a CA was found at surgery. He and two sisters with seizures had normal angiograms, but CT or MRI showed lesions compatible with CA. Similar abnormalities were found in two cousins with seizures and 5 of 17 asymptomatic relatives studied. MRI proved… (More)


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