Hemangioblastomas are typically made up of stromal cells, which are connective tissue cells that support certain organ functions. This type of tumour usually occurs in the cerebellum, brainstem or spinal cord, and may run in families.
Hemangioblastomas may be part of a genetic condition called Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) syndrome or they may occur separately from VHL syndrome.
Common symptoms include, but are not necessarily limited to:
- Hemangioblastoma symptoms depend on tumour location.
Treatment/Standard of Care
Treatment for hemangioblastomas includes surgery and possibly radiation.