Von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome (Von Hippel-Lindau Disease, VHL)
A rare inherited disorder in which blood vessels grow abnormally in the eyes, brain, spinal cord, adrenal glands, or other parts of the body. People with von Hippel-Lindau syndrome have a higher risk of developing some types of cancer.
About Von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome (VHL)
Slow-growing hemangioblastomas — benign tumors with many blood vessels — may develop in the brain, spinal cord, the retinas of the eyes, and near the inner ear. Cysts (fluid-filled sacs) may develop around the hemangioblastomas.
Symptoms of VHL vary among individuals and depend on the size and location of the tumors. Symptoms may include headaches, problems with balance and walking, dizziness, weakness of the limbs, vision problems, deafness in one ear, and high blood pressure.
Individuals with VHL are also at a higher risk than normal for certain types of cancer, especially kidney cancer….Read more about Von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome NIH – National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke