Von Hippel-Lindau disease
Other Names for this Disease
- VHL syndrome
- Von Hippel-Lindau disease
- Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome
hemangioblastomas (slow-growing tumors of the central nervous system); kidney cysts and clear cell renal cell carcinoma; pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors; pheochromocytomas (noncancerous tumors of the adrenal glands); and endolymphatic sac tumors. VHL disease is caused by a mutation in the VHL gene and is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner. Early detection and treatment of VHL disease is important, and usually involves surgical removal of tumors.Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease is an inherited disorder characterized by the abnormal growth of both benign and cancerous tumors and cysts in many parts of the body. Tumors usually first appear in young adulthood. The types of tumors associated with VHL disease include
Last updated: 2/2/2016
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- Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Von Hippel-Lindau disease. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
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- Click here to read a review article published in the Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology about Von Hippel-Lindau disease entitled: Von Hippel–Lindau Disease: Molecular Pathological Basis, Clinical Criteria, Genetic Testing, Clinical Features of Tumors and Treatment