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Von Hippel-Lindau disease (VHL) is a rare, genetic disease that causes tumors and cysts to grow in your body. The tumors can be either cancerous or benign. They can grow in your brain and spinal cord, kidneys, pancreas and, in men, their genital tract. Symptoms of VHL vary and depend on the size and location of the tumors. They may include headaches, problems with balance and walking, dizziness, weakness of the limbs, vision problems and high blood pressure.

Detecting and treating VHL early is important. Treatment usually involves surgery or sometimes radiation therapy. The goal is to treat growths while they are small and before they do permanent damage.

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Results 1 - 10 of 38 for Von "Hippel-Lindau" syndrome
  1. Von Hippel-Lindau Disease (National Library of Medicine)  
    Von Hippel-Lindau disease (VHL) is a rare, genetic disease that causes tumors and cysts to grow in your body. ...
  2. Genetics Home Reference: Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome From the National Institutes of Health (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... gov Research studies OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ...
  3. Von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome (American Society of Clinical Oncology)  
    ... Von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome Request Permissions Download PDF Von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome This section has been reviewed and approved by ... Cancer.Net Editorial Board , 06/2014 What is von Hippel-Lindau syndrome? Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome (VHL) is a hereditary ...
  4. Von Hippel-Lindau Disease From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) - Short Summary  
    NINDS Von Hippel-Lindau Disease (VHL) Information Page Synonym(s): Angiomatosis Table of Contents (click to jump to sections) What is Von Hippel- ... is being done? Clinical Trials Organizations What is Von Hippel-Lindau Disease (VHL)? von Hippel-Lindau disease (VHL) is a ...
  5. ClinicalTrials.gov: von Hippel-Lindau Disease From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
  6. VHL Is Not So Rare (VHL Family Alliance)  
    ... be very rare, new research is indicating that von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome (VHL) is not so rare after all. Thousands ... tumor in the adrenal gland, one evidence of von Hippel-Lindau syndrome, or VHL, a genetic condition. Tom and five ...
  7. Neurocutaneous Syndromes (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... to help enhance weakened immune systems. Back Continue Von Hippel-Lindau Disease Von Hippel-Lindau disease (VHL) is a genetic disorder involving the abnormal ...
  8. Genetics Home Reference: Genetic Conditions From the National Institutes of Health (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... most often viewed : Turner syndrome triple X syndrome von Hippel-Lindau syndrome alpha thalassemia sickle cell disease fragile X syndrome ...
  9. General Information about Pancreatic Cancer From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    ... syndrome . Hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer (HNPCC; Lynch syndrome). von Hippel-Lindau syndrome . Peutz-Jeghers syndrome . Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer ...
  10. Kidney Cancer (Urology Care Foundation)  
    ... with high caloric intake or fried/sauteed meat Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome tuberous sclerosis What are the symptoms for kidney ... who are in high-risk categories (e.g. Von Hippel-Lindau disease, tuberous sclerosis). Compression, stretching and invasion of structures ...
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