Genetic markers and their influence on cerebrovascular malformations.


Cerebrospinal vascular malformations are a group of anomalies affecting the arterial wall, the capillary arteriovenous interface, or the venous and lymphatic structures. Heritability and family studies allow identification of mutations in single genes associated with rare familial conditions causing cerebral or spinal vascular malformations, as is the case in hemorrhagic hereditary telangiectasia diseases. This article reviews the genetic and epigenetic influences increasingly reported in recent years as causal factors or triggers involved in the formation and growth of cerebromedullary vascular malformations.

DOI: 10.1016/j.nic.2014.09.009

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@article{lvarez2015GeneticMA, title={Genetic markers and their influence on cerebrovascular malformations.}, author={Hortensia {\'A}lvarez and Mauricio Reyes Castillo}, journal={Neuroimaging clinics of North America}, year={2015}, volume={25 1}, pages={69-82} }