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Hippel-Lindau tumour

Alternative eponyms

  • von Hippel-Lindau tumour
  • Hippel's disease
  • Lindau's tumour
  • Lindau-von Hippel disease

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A disturbance characterised by angiomata of the retina and cysts and angiomata of the brain and certain visceral organs.

Description

A disturbance characterised by angiomata of the retina and cysts and angiomata of the brain and certain visceral organs. It is a peculiar clinical form af von Hippel-Lindau disease. Inheritance is probably dominant, with a penetrance of 80-90%.

Bibliography

  • A. Lindau:
    Studien ├╝ber Kleinhirnzysten. Bau, Pathogenese und Beziehungen zur Angiomatosis retinae.
    Acta Pathologica et Microbiologica Scandinavica, Copenhagen, 1926, 1:1.

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