Hemangioblastoma - A case Report

Gunver F., Donmez M., GÜCİN Z., Cay T. G., Aksoy B.

ISTANBUL MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.6, no.4, pp.39-42, 2005 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Page Numbers: pp.39-42
  • Keywords: Hemangioblastoma, Von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: No


Hemangioblastomas are central nervous system neoplasms which may be presented as sporadic forms or a manifestation of the Von HippelLindau syndrome. They are listed as "Grade 1 tumours of uncertain histogenesis" in the current World Health Organization (WHO)-2000 classification. Haemangioblastomas are most frequently sited in the posterior fossa. Extracerebellar locations and multifocal tumours are always a manifestation of VHL. The patient is a 40 years old woman who has a month-long headache. When nausea and ernesis are added to her headache problems she came to our hospital. Magnetic Resonance lmaging (MRI) showed that there isa lesion in right cerebellar hemisphere, both with solid and cystic components. Surgical resection was performed. The histopathological examination revealed Hemangioblastoma.