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J Renal Inj Prev. 2015;4(3): 104-106.
doi: 10.12861/jrip.2015.21
PMID: 26468484
PMCID: PMC4594213
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Case Report

From headache to kidney tumor; an example of von Hippel- Lindau disease

Mohammed Asserraji 1*, Abdennasser El Kharras 2

1 Dialysis Unit, First Medico-Surgical Hospital, Agadir, Morocco
2 Department of Radiology, First Medico-Surgical Hospital, Agadir, Morocco
*Corresponding Author: *Corresponding author: Mohammed Asserraji,, Email: asserrajimed@hotmail.com

Abstract

Background: von Hippel-Lindau disease (VHL) is a rare genetic condition caused by the mutation of the VHL tumor suppressor gene and predisposing to various benign or malignant tumors involving mainly central nervous system (CNS) and retinal hemangioblastomas (RHB). Although considered as occult, multiple renal cysts and renal cell carcinoma (RCC) are frequent in VHL, occurring in nearly two-thirds of patients. RCC is the major neoplasm and the main cause of death in patients with this condition.

Case: In this report, we present a case of an occult kidney tumor revealed by neurological symptoms of cerebellar hemangioblastoma.

Conclusion: Kidney tumor was diagnosed incidentally on abdominal tomography and confirmed by histopathology analysis.


Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education:

von Hippel-Lindau disease (VHL) is a rare hereditary disorder with multiorgan involvement and variable expression. This condition could involve the renal tissue and may be difficult to recognize at the right time.

Please cite this paper as: Asserraji M, El Kharras A. From headache to kidney tumor; an example of von Hippel- Lindau disease. J Renal Inj Prev. 2015; 4(3): 104-106. DOI: 10.12861/jrip.2015.21

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