The doctor said I may have a cavernoma with an associated venous angioma. What does that mean?
A venous angioma is also called a development venous anomaly. Most are asymptomatic, and most are not treated. A cavernoma is also called a cavernous malformation. We have a subgroup for cavernous malformations here on the site -- just click on "Groups" at the top of the page. Cavernomas are bubble-like capsules in a vessel that can hemorrhage like avms and are treated similarly to avms. They can sometimes be hereditary.