Your QuestionMy husband had a heangioblastoma removed many years ago. Should he have a medical check up because of his history of hemangioblastoma?
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Surgery is considered the standard treatment for hemangioblastoma and usually cures this condition. Following surgery, individuals who have had a hemangioblastoma should continue to visit their physician regularly for physical examinations and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain. These suggested guidelines for follow-up after hemangioblastoma do not state how frequently physician visits or MRIs should be.
Last updated: 1/16/2014
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