Clinical and ocular pathological findings in Von Hippel-Lindau disease

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Objectives: To report a patient with Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease demonstrating classic ocular findings. Design'. Retrospective case report. Methods: Clinical and pathological findings. Main Outcome Measures: Clinical course and pathological findings. Results: Clinical and pathological analyses were diagnostic of VHL in a 44-year-old man. He first developed retinal hemangioblastomas and subsequently spinal hemangioblastomas as well as pancreatic, renal, and liver cysts. Unfortunately for this subject, he also developed renal cell carcinoma. Conclusion: Von Hippel-Lindau disease is an autosomal dominant genetic disorder that affects approximately 1 in 50000 individuals. Early recognition of the classic retinal findings of VHL could lead to an earlier diagnosis and be life saving.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chong, GT; Cummings, TJ; Mruthyunjaya, P; Richard, MJ

Published Date

  • June 1, 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 27 / 6-7

Start / End Page

  • 174 - 178

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1705-4842

Citation Source

  • Scopus