Clinical Challenges

Von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome: Implications for Nursing Care

Suzanne M. Mahon

Laura Waldman

ONF 2012, 39(6), 533-536. DOI: 10.1188/12.ONF.533-536

Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome (VHL) is an autosomal dominant inherited disorder characterized by the formation of both benign and malignant tumors and cysts in various parts of the body. Identification of individuals and families affected with this disorder is imperative to implement appropriate screening measures so as to detect complications early and to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with the diagnosis.

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