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Retinal angiomatosis and pancreatic cysts in von Hippel-Lindau disease: use of computed tomography scanning for diagnosis and surveillance.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4053657     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Reports of the retinal and pancreatic manifestations of von Hippel-Lindau disease have been previously published. We present a case of von Hippel-Lindau disease in which computed tomography scanning was used in a new manner for diagnosis of retinal disease and for diagnosis and surveillance of pancreatic disease. We emphasize the importance of these new findings and recommend the use of yearly CT scanning of the abdomen. This replaces the previous recommendation of exploratory laparotomy in patients with pancreatic lesions. We further advocate that CT surveillance of the offspring of von Hippel-Lindau disease patients begin in the second decade, with the anticipation of curing potentially serious, blinding, or life-threatening lesions.
P J Pockros; D Thurston; J B Michelson; W S Haubrich
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of computed tomography     Volume:  9     ISSN:  0149-936X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Comput Tomogr     Publication Date:  1985 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-12-19     Completed Date:  1985-12-19     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7805373     Medline TA:  J Comput Tomogr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  293-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Angiomatosis / complications,  radiography*
Eye Neoplasms / complications,  radiography*
Follow-Up Studies
Pancreatic Cyst / complications,  radiography*
Retinal Diseases / complications,  radiography*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*
von Hippel-Lindau Disease / complications,  radiography*

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