Hemangioblastoma

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Hemangioblastoma

A hemangioblastoma is a benign, highly vascular tumor that can occur in the brain, spinal cord, and retina (the light-sensitive tissue that lines the back of the eye). This tumor accounts for about 2% of brain tumors. As it enlarges, it presses on the brain and can cause neurological symptoms, such as headaches, weakness, sensory loss, balance and coordination problems, and/or hydrocephalus (a buildup of spinal fluid in the brain). Most hemangioblastomas occur sporadically. However, some people develop hemangioblastomas as part of a genetic syndrome called von Hippel-Lindau syndrome. These people usually develop multiple tumors within the brain and spinal cord over their lifetime.
 

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Following organizations serve the condition "Hemangioblastoma" for support, advocacy or research.

VHL Alliance

VHLA is dedicated to research, education, and support to improve awareness, diagnosis, treatment, and quality of life for those affected by VHL.

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Last Updated: 5 Jan 2015

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The terms "Hemangioblastoma" returned 81 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Clear cell renal cell carcinoma with hemangioblastoma-like features: A recently described pattern with unusual immunohistochemical profile.
 

Author(s): Sankalp Sancheti, Santosh Menon, Satyadip Mukherjee, Indu Arun

Journal: Indian J Pathol Microbiol. ;58(3):354-5.

 

The diagnosis of clear cell renal cell carcinoma may sometimes pose challenges because of the presence of uncharacteristic morphology, varied immunophenotypic patterns and due to lack of molecular or genetic determinants. More often, the morphological variations can be easily overlooked ...

Last Updated: 15 Aug 2015

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Spinal hemangioblastoma combined with pilocytic astrocytoma.
 

Author(s): Wei-Qing Li, Xiang Wang, Nan-Zhe Zhong, Yi-Ming Li

Journal: Neurosciences (Riyadh). 2015 Jul;20(3):280-4.

 

The combination of vascular anomalies with gliomas is rarely seen in the CNS, and is defined as "angioglioma". However, the definition, category, and histopathogenesis of angiogliomas remain controversial. Here, we present an unusual case of spinal hemangioblastoma (HB) combined with ...

Last Updated: 13 Jul 2015

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Sporadic renal hemangioblastoma with CA9, PAX2 and PAX8 expression: diagnostic pitfall in the differential diagnosis from clear cell renal cell carcinoma.
 

Author(s): Naoto Kuroda, Yoshiko Agatsuma, Masato Tamura, Petr Martinek, Ondrej Hes, Michal Michal

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To date, 13 cases of sporadic renal hemangioblastoma have been reported. In this article, we report such a case that might cause the diagnostic pitfall. A 37-year-old Japanese was found to have a renal mass by periodic medical check-up. He underwent radical nephrectomy. Macroscopically, ...

Last Updated: 14 May 2015

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The terms "Hemangioblastoma" returned 18 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Suprasellar hemangioblastoma without von Hippel-Lindau disease: a case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Zhen Li, Tianda Feng, Hao Teng, Yi Hu, Yilong Yao, Yunhui Liu

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Suprasellar hemangioblastoma (HBL) without von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease is extremely rare. A 51-year-old woman presented with headache and progressively deteriorating bilateral visual disturbance for 4 months. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a 2.5-cm solid mass in the ...

Last Updated: 11 Aug 2015

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Extraneural hemangioblastoma of the kidney: the challenge for clinicopathological diagnosis.
 

Author(s): Yong Wu, Tao Wang, Pei-Pei Zhang, Xiaoqun Yang, Jian Wang, Chao-Fu Wang

Journal: J. Clin. Pathol.. 2015 Dec;68(12):1020-5.

 

Hemangioblastoma is a benign cerebellar tumour which may occur as a sporadic entity or in association with von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease in approximately 25% of cases. Renal hemangioblastoma (RH) is an extremely rare and newly recognised tumour. Here, we describe five cases of RH, ...

Last Updated: 25 Nov 2015

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Intratumoral hemorrhage in a patient with cerebellar hemangioblastoma: a case report and review.
 

Author(s): Zhen Wang, Jun Hu, Liang Xu, Jay Malaguit, Sheng Chen

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Jan;94(4):e497.

 

Spontaneous hemorrhage is rarely associated with hemangioblastomas. Intratumoral hemorrhage occurring in cerebellar hemangioblastomas is more rare. A 25-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with headache. We found a round cystic lesion with solid part in the right cerebellum. ...

Last Updated: 30 Jan 2015

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