Hemangioblastoma

Common Name(s)

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.
 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

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.

Last Updated: 5 Jan 2015

View Details

 

General Support Organizations

Not finding the support you need? Show General Support Organizations

 
 
Top

How do you compare to others with this condition?

Privately answer questions about your health. Let resources, you select, come to you.

Anonymously share and see how your answers compare with others with this condition while privately providing key pieces of information to medical researchers, disease advocacy groups, and others ONLY YOU select to help speed up cures and better alternatives.

 
 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

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.

http://www.vhl.org

Last Updated: 5 Jan 2015

View Details

 

General Support Organizations

Not finding the support you need? Show General Support Organizations

 
 
 
 
Top

Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Hemangioblastoma" returned 81 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Cerebellar hemangioblastoma and thrombocytopenia: Report of one case].
 

Author(s): Santiago PatiƱo G

Journal: Rev Med Chil. 2016 Apr;144(4):521-5.

 

The association between vascular tumors and thrombocytopenia is rare. Kasabach-Merritt Syndrome is seen in childhood and is characterized by hemangiomas and thrombocytopenia. A 42 years-old man with a cerebellar hemangioblastoma and thrombocytopenia, admitted with a subarachnoid hemorrhage ...

Last Updated: 12 Jul 2016

Go To URL
Surgical Treatment of Hemangioblastoma in the Pituitary Stalk: An Extremely Rare Case.
 

Author(s): Jaejoon Lim, Sunghyun Noh, Kyung Gi Cho

Journal: Yonsei Med. J.. 2016 Mar;57(2):518-22.

 

Hemangioblastoma (HBL) in the pituitary stalk is extremely rare. Only 16 such cases have been reported in the past and 5 cases have been treated with surgical procedure. Here, we report surgical case of HBL in the pituitary stalk diagnosed in a 34-year-old woman. The patient underwent ...

Last Updated: 5 Feb 2016

Go To URL
Identification of genomic aberrations in hemangioblastoma by droplet digital PCR and SNP microarray highlights novel candidate genes and pathways for pathogenesis.
 

Author(s): Ruty Mehrian-Shai, Michal Yalon, Itai Moshe, Iris Barshack, Dvorah Nass, Jasmine Jacob, Chen Dor, Juergen K V Reichardt, Shlomi Constantini, Amos Toren

Journal:

 

The genetic mechanisms underlying hemangioblastoma development are still largely unknown. We used high-resolution single nucleotide polymorphism microarrays and droplet digital PCR analysis to detect copy number variations (CNVs) in total of 45 hemangioblastoma tumors.

Last Updated: 15 Jan 2016

Go To URL

Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Hemangioblastoma" returned 19 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Cerebellar ependymoma with overlapping features of clear-cell and tanycytic variants mimicking hemangioblastoma: a case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Xiu-Peng Zhang, Yang Liu, Di Zhang, Qin Zheng, Chen Wang, Liang Wang, Qing-Chang Li, Xue-Shan Qiu, En-Hua Wang

Journal:

 

Imaging and histology of clear-cell ependymoma and cerebellum-based hemangioblastoma are similar; distinguishing between them is a diagnostic challenge.

Last Updated: 21 Mar 2017

Go To URL
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

Journal:

 

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

Go To URL
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

Go To URL
 
 
Top

Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

There are currently no related results available in GeneReviews.

There are currently no related results available in Genetic Testing Registry.

 
 
Top

Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

There are currently no open clinical trials for this condition.