Von Hippel-Lindau Disease

Von Hippel-Lindau Disease is a genetic disease causing multiple hemangiomas in the eyes or brain. Hemangiomas are small tumor-like growths that are made up of overgrown blood vessels. Von Hippel-Lindau Disease is strongly inherited with an autosomal dominant pattern. Symptoms may include vision disturbances (retinal problems) and ...

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Introduction: Von Hippel-Lindau Disease

Von Hippel-Lindau disease (VHL) is a rare, genetic multi-system disorder in which non-cancerous tumors grow in certain parts of the body. Slow-growing hemgioblastomas -- benign tumors with many blood vessels -- may develop in the brain, spinal cord ...1

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Symptoms of Von Hippel-Lindau Disease

Symptoms of VHL vary among individuals and depend on the size and location of the tumors. Symptoms may include headaches, problems with balance and walking, dizziness, weakness of the limbs, vision problems, deafness in one ear, and high blood pressure ...2

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Complications of Von Hippel-Lindau Disease

Slow-growing hemgioblastomas -- benign tumors with many blood vessels -- may develop in the brain, spinal cord, the retinas of the eyes, and near the inner ear. Cysts (fluid-filled sacs) may develop around the hemangioblastomas. Other types of tumors develop ...3

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Causes of Von Hippel-Lindau Disease

von Hippel-Lindau disease (VHL) is a rare, genetic multi-system disorder in which non-cancerous tumors grow in certain parts of the body. ...Source: NINDS (NIH)4 ...

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Causes List for Von Hippel-Lindau Disease

Some possible causes of Von Hippel-Lindau Disease or similar disorders may include:5

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Types of Von Hippel-Lindau Disease

Some types of this condition may include:6 Types of Von Hippel-Lindau Disease:

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Diagnosis of Von Hippel-Lindau Disease

Diagnosis: The diagnosis of von Hippel-Lindau disease can be made based on specific clinical criteria (signs and symptoms), or when molecular genetic testing reveals a change (mutation) in the VHL gene. Tests that may be used to establish a ...7

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Genetics of Von Hippel-Lindau Disease

The gene for Von-Hippel Lindau disease (VHL) is found on chromosome 3, and is inherited in a dominant fashion. If one parent has a dominant gene, each child has a 50-50 chance of inheriting that gene. The VHL ...8

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Treatments: Von Hippel-Lindau Disease

Is there any treatment? Treatment for VHL varies according to the location and size of the tumor. In general, the objective of treatment is to treat the tumors before they grow to a size large enough to cause permanent problems ...9

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Research for Von Hippel-Lindau Disease

What research is being done? The mission of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) is to seek fundamental knowledge about the brain and nervous system, and to use that knowledge to reduce the burden of neurological disease ...10

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Names and Terminology

Other Names for This Condition

Source: GHR (NLM/NIH)11 ...

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References

  1. Source: NINDS (NIH): ninds.nih.gov/ disorders/ von_hippel_lindau/ von_hippel_lindau.htm
  2. ibid.
  3. ibid.
  4. ibid.
  5. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  6. Source: NCI Thesaurus
  7. Source: GARD (NIH): rarediseases.info.nih.gov/ diseases/ 7855/ von-hippel-lindau-disease
  8. Source: NCBI, Genes and Disease (NCBI/NIH): ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ books/ NBK22232/ 
  9. Source: NINDS (NIH): ninds.nih.gov/ disorders/ von_hippel_lindau/ von_hippel_lindau.htm
  10. ibid.
  11. Source: GHR (NLM/NIH): ghr.nlm.nih.gov/ condition/ von-hippel-lindau-syndrome

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