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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


von Hippel-Lindau syndrome  listen  (von HIH-pul-LIN-dow SIN-drome)

  A rare inherited disorder in which blood vessels grow abnormally in the eyes, brain, spinal cord, adrenal glands, or other parts of the body. People with von Hippel-Lindau syndrome have a higher risk of developing some types of cancer. Also called VHL syndrome.