von Hippel-Lindau syndrome

Pronunciation: (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.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Date last modified: 2007-10-31