von Hippel-Lindau disease(redirected from Von Hippel-Lindau)
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von Hippel-Lindau disease
Etymology: Eugen von Hippel, German ophthalmologist, 1867-1939; Arvid Lindau, Swedish pathologist, 1892-1958
a hereditary disease characterized by congenital, tumorlike vascular nodules in the retina and hemangioblastomas of the cerebellar hemispheres. Similar spinal cord lesions; cysts of the pancreas, kidneys, and other viscera; seizures; and mental retardation may be present. Also called cerebroretinal angiomatosis, Lindau-von Hippel disease, retinocerebral angiomatosis. Compare Hippel's disease.
von Hippel-Lindau diseaseMolecular medicine An AD condition characterized by retinal angioma, CNS hemangioblastoma, renal cysts and CA, pheochromocytoma, pancreatic cysts, polycythemia 2º to ↑ erythropoietin production, epididymal cystadenoma.
Hippel disease, von Hippel-Lindau disease (hip′ĕl) (von hip′ĕl-lin′dow″)
[Eugen von Hippel, Ger. ophthalmologist, 1867–1939; Arvid Lindau, Swedish pathologist, 1892–1958]
Angiomatosis of the retina and various areas of the body including the central nervous system, spinal cord, and visceral organs.