Von Hippel Lindau disease [VHL]: magnetic resonance imaging spectrum in a single patient

Sandeep G Jakhere, Bhakti Yeragi, Darshan G Jain
Acta Medica Indonesiana 2012, 44 (4): 324-6
In this case, we describe the wide magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) spectrum in a single patient who had multi organ involvement. Von Hippel Lindau Disease is a rare inherited autosomal dominant disorder characterized by development of benign and malignant lesions involving multiple organs. Imaging plays a vital role in the diagnosis and surveillance of VHL as it can differentiate benign from malignant lesions. The median life expectancy of VHL is 49 years and the commonest cause of death in patients with VHL is renal cell carcinoma and neurologic complication from cerebellar hemangioblastomas.

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