Venous Angioma is a disorder that causes clusters of veins to form incorrectly and be larger than they are supposed to be. Venous angiomas are often found during brain scans or after someone has died. While many patients have enlarged veins, they often don’t show any symptoms and therefore do not require treatment. Symptoms of venous angioma that require treatment include brain bleeding, blood vessels in the brain that break, seizures, and tumors that appear at the back and lower back of the brain.
If a clot causes a vein to erupt, surgery may be used to remove a clot. It can be dangerous to remove the veins because they have an important purpose in the brain, such as draining fluids and blood from different areas of the brain. Due to the unlikeliness of any symptoms, venous angiomas are often considered not harmful and rarely require treatment. If you or a family member has been diagnosed with venous angioma, talk with your doctor about the most current treatment options as well as signs that you may need immediate medical attention.