Treatment for cavernous malformations has dramatically improved in the last decade. New computer-guided navigation developed at Stanford allows neurosurgeons to reach even the deepest parts of the brain to remove these lesions with relatively low risk. A special CO2 laser is often used during the surgical procedure and offers excellent precision for removing cavernous malformations safely.
The care team at Stanford has treated several hundred patients with cavernous malformations with excellent long-term outcomes. They have developed special expertise in treating deep-seated cavernous malformations, including those in the brainstem, thalamus and basal ganglia.