von Hippel-Lindau disease

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An inherited syndrome in which haemangioblastomas, particularly in the cerebellum, are associated with renal and pancreatic cysts, angiomas in the retina (causing blindness), cancer of the kidney cells, and red birthmarks. E. von Hippel (1867–1939), German ophthalmologist; A. Lindau (1892–1958), Swedish pathologist

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