Hemangioblastoma - Brain & Spinal Cord
Am I at RiskPeople with von Hippel-Lindau disease, an inherited condition, are at risk for hemangioblastomas. People with von Hippel-Lindau disease may experience multiple tumors. Otherwise, the tumors occur randomly among people with no known risk factors. Hemangioblastomas occur in people of all ages, but they most frequently appear when people are in their thirties or forties. Men are twice as likely to experience the condition as women are.
Hemangioblastomas carry a risk of bleeding. Bleeding may cause neurological injury or damage if it compresses nerve tissue.
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