Hemangioblastoma

Tumour Group:
Other Brain Tumours and Related Conditions
WHO Grade:
Grade I
Prevalence/Incidence:
Typical Age Range:

Tumour Characteristics

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.

Symptoms

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.

Prognosis

A prognosis is an estimate of the likely progress of a disease after a diagnosis, based on an average patient group. Since every person is different, please take time to talk with your health care team about how this information applies to you.

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