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von Hippel-Lindau disease


von Hippel–Lindau disease

noun von Hip·pel–Lin·dau disease \vän-ˈhip-əl-ˈlin-ˌda-\

Definition of VON HIPPEL-LINDAU DISEASE

:  a rare genetic disease that is characterized by hemangiomas of the retina and cerebellum and often by cysts or tumors of the liver, pancreas, and kidneys and that is typically inherited as an autosomal dominant trait—called also Lindau's disease

Biographical Note for VON HIPPEL-LINDAU DISEASE

von Hip·pel \fn-ˈhip-əl\ Eugen (1867–1939), German ophthalmologist. Von Hippel held professorships at a succession of German universities and became head of the eye clinic at Halle, Germany. In 1895 he published the original description of von Hippel-Lindau disease.
Lindau, Arvid Vilhelm (1892–1958), Swedish pathologist. Lindau published his own description of von Hippel-Lindau disease in 1926. His report of the disease is important for its histological findings.
February 28, 2015
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