USMLE

von Hippel-Lindau (VHL)

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Autosomal Dominant Diseases
  1. Marfan Syndrome
  2. Li-Fraumeni Syndrome (LFS)
  3. Achondroplasia
  4. Job (Hyper IgE) Syndrome
  5. HHT
  6. Hereditary Spherocytosis
  7. von Hippel-Lindau (VHL)
  8. MEN 1
  9. MEN 2
  10. Von Recklinghausen Disease (NF I)
  11. Neurofibromatosis Type II (NF II)
  12. Myotonic Dystrophy
  13. ADPKD

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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