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Von Hippel-Lindau Disease

Von Hippel-Lindau Disease: Introduction

Von Hippel-Lindau Disease: Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome is an inherited multi-system disorder characterized by abnormal growth of blood vessels. While blood vessels normally grow like trees, in ... more about Von Hippel-Lindau Disease.

Von Hippel-Lindau Disease: Genetic disease causing multiple benign tumors. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Von Hippel-Lindau Disease is available below.

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Less Common Symptoms of Von Hippel-Lindau Disease

  • Hemangiomata of face
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Prognosis for Von Hippel-Lindau Disease

Prognosis for Von Hippel-Lindau Disease: The prognosis for patients with VHL depends on the location and complications of the tumors. Untreated, VHL may result in blindness and/or permanent brain damage. With early detection and treatment the prognosis is significantly improved. Death is usually caused by complications of brain tumors or kidney cancer. (Source: excerpt from NINDS von Hippel-Lindau Disease Information Page: NINDS)

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Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology (Excerpt)

Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome is an inherited multi-system disorder characterized by abnormal growth of blood vessels. While blood vessels normally grow like trees, in people with VHL little knots of blood capillaries sometimes occur. (Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)

NINDS von Hippel-Lindau Disease Information Page: NINDS (Excerpt)

von Hippel-Lindau disease (VHL) is a rare, genetic multi-system disorder characterized by the abnormal growth of tumors in certain parts of the body (angiomatosis). The tumors of the central nervous system (CNS) are benign and are comprised of a nest of blood vessels and are called hemangioblastomas (or angiomas in the eye). Hemangioblastomas may develop in the brain, the retina of the eyes, and other areas of the nervous system. Other types of tumors develop in the adrenal glands, the kidneys, or the pancreas. (Source: excerpt from NINDS von Hippel-Lindau Disease Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Von Hippel-Lindau Disease:

An inherited familial cancer syndrome which is characterized by development of capillary hemangioblastomas of the central nervous system and retina; clear cell renal carcinoma; pheochromocytoma; pancreatic tumors; and inner ear tumors. The syndrome is associated with germline mutations of the VHL tumor suppressor gene, located on chromosome 3p25-26. Symptoms of VHL syndrome may not be apparent until the third decade of life. CNS hemangioblastoma is the most common cause of death, followed by clear cell renal cell carcinoma. --2004 - (Source - Diseases Database)

Von Hippel-Lindau Disease is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Von Hippel-Lindau Disease, or a subtype of Von Hippel-Lindau Disease, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Von Hippel-Lindau Disease as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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