Von Hippel-Lindau Disease

  • Stephen H. Tsang
  • Tarun SharmaEmail author
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1085)


Phakomatoses (phakoma = birthmark) are a group of diseases or syndromes that have hamartomas (tumorous malformations composed of tissues normally present at the location where they develop) of the skin, brain, and eye (oculoneurocutaneous syndromes).


Phakomatoses von Hippel-Lindau disease 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Jonas Children’s Vision Care, Bernard & Shirlee Brown Glaucoma Laboratory, Columbia Stem Cell Initiative-Departments of Ophthalmology, Biomedical Engineering, Pathology & Cell Biology, Institute of Human Nutrition, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Ophthalmology, Columbia UniversityEdward S. Harkness Eye Institute, NewYork-Presbyterian HospitalNew YorkUSA

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