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Inherited cavernous malformations of the central nervous system: clinical and genetic features in 19 Swiss families


Graeni, C; Stepper, F; Sturzenegger, M; Merlo, A; Verlaan, D J; Andermann, F; Baumann, C R; Bonassin, F; Georgiadis, D; Baumgartner, R W; Rouleau, G A; Siegel, A M (2010). Inherited cavernous malformations of the central nervous system: clinical and genetic features in 19 Swiss families. Neurosurgical Review, 33(1):47-51.

Abstract

Cavernous malformations (CCMs) are benign, well-circumscribed, and mulberry-like vascular malformations that may be found in the central nervous system in up to 0.5% of the population. Cavernous malformations can be sporadic or inherited. The common symptoms are epilepsy, hemorrhages, focal neurological deficits, and headaches. However, CCMs are often asymptomatic. The familiar form is associated with three gene loci, namely 7q21-q22 (CCM1), 7p13-p15 (CCM2), and 3q25.2-q27 (CCM3) and is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait with incomplete penetrance. The CCM genes are identified as Krit 1 (CCM1), MGC4607 (CCM2), and PDCD10 (CCM3). Here, we present the clinical and genetic features of CCMs in 19 Swiss families. Furthermore, surgical aspects in such families are also discussed.

Cavernous malformations (CCMs) are benign, well-circumscribed, and mulberry-like vascular malformations that may be found in the central nervous system in up to 0.5% of the population. Cavernous malformations can be sporadic or inherited. The common symptoms are epilepsy, hemorrhages, focal neurological deficits, and headaches. However, CCMs are often asymptomatic. The familiar form is associated with three gene loci, namely 7q21-q22 (CCM1), 7p13-p15 (CCM2), and 3q25.2-q27 (CCM3) and is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait with incomplete penetrance. The CCM genes are identified as Krit 1 (CCM1), MGC4607 (CCM2), and PDCD10 (CCM3). Here, we present the clinical and genetic features of CCMs in 19 Swiss families. Furthermore, surgical aspects in such families are also discussed.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Neurology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2010
Deposited On:09 Nov 2009 16:18
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:32
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0344-5607
Additional Information:The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
Publisher DOI:10.1007/s10143-009-0225-1
PubMed ID:19760287
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-23772

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