von Hippel-Lindau (VHL)


Von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome (VHL) is an inherited condition associated with tumors arising in multiple organs.

It is caused by an autosomal dominant mutation in the VHL gene on chromosome 3, encoding a tumor suppressor protein that inhibits hypoxia inducing factor. The most frequent tumors are hemangioblastomas, renal cell carcinoma, and pheochromocytoma.

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