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Angioblastoma

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Contributors: Carla Casulo MD
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Synopsis

Uncommon benign, low-grade vascularized tumor originating from capillary-generating endothelial cells of the central nervous system. Also called hemangioblastoma. Approximately 1 in 4 cases occur in the context of von Hippel-Lindau disease, an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by tumors in the cerebellum, retina, and spinal cord, as well as renal and adrenal gland tumors. Onset usually in adults, rarely in children. Signs and symptoms include ataxia, headache, nausea, vomiting, and spinal pain.

Prognosis is favorable if diagnosed early. Management includes surgical excision and watchfulness for recurrence.

Codes

ICD10CM:
D18.00 – Hemangioma unspecified site

SNOMEDCT:
81201000 – Hemangioblastoma

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Last Updated: 07/08/2016
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Angioblastoma : Headache, Nausea/vomiting, Ataxia, Spinal pain
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