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BrainWaves: A Neurology Podcast


Oct 1, 2020

As the second most common vascular malformation in the central nervous system, cerebral cavernomas are often incidental radiographic findings. Also incidental is Jim’s interest in mediocre sci-fi television shows, such as Netflix’s recent series, Away—which incidentally includes one character with a symptomatic cerebral cavernoma. This week on the podcast, Dr. Siegler discusses with Dr. Dena Little (Cooper University Hospital) the epidemiology, clinical course, and management (including counseling) of patients with this vascular malformation.

Plus, a critical appraisal of Away’s medical consultant. 0_o

Produced by James E. Siegler and Dena Little. Music courtesy of Ars Sonor, Andrew Sacco, Chris Zabriskie, and Purple Planet Music. The opening theme was composed by Jimothy Dalton. Sound effects by Mike Koenig and Daniel Simion. Unless otherwise mentioned in the podcast, no competing financial interests exist in the content of this episode. BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used for clinical decision making. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @brainwavesaudio for the latest updates to the podcast.

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