Medical Dictionary: Angiomatosis


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Angiomatosis: Another name for Von Hippel-Lindau Disease.
Angiomatosis (condition): Genetic disease causing multiple benign tumors

Angiomatosis: von Hippel-Lindau disease (VHL) is a rare, genetic multi-system disorder characterized by the abnormal growth of tumors in certain parts of the body (angiomatosis). The tumors of the central nervous system (CNS) are benign and are comprised of a nest of blood vessels and are called hemangioblastomas (or angiomas in the eye). Hemangioblastomas may develop in the brain, the retina of the eyes, and other areas of the nervous system. Other types of tumors develop in the adrenal glands, the kidneys, or the pancreas. 1

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1. excerpt from NINDS von Hippel-Lindau Disease Information Page: NINDS

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