Von Hippel-Landau Disease: An Overview

Von Hippel-Landau Disease: An Overview

Identification: nnj_ja07A2
Issue: July-August 2007
Volume: Vol. 34, No. 4


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Goal: To inform nephrology nurses about the manifestations and treatment for the renal involvement of Von Hippel-Lindau Disease.


  1. Describe the genetic basis for the tumor development in Von Hippel-Lindau Disease.
  2. Compare the treatments used for patients with renal carcinomas caused by Von Hippel-Lindau Disease.
  3. Develop an education plan for patients with a family history of Von Hippel-Lindau Disease.

Acknowledgments: Special thanks to Drs. Elaine Patterson and Kathleen Burke of UMDNJ for all the encouragement. No funding was received for this publication.

Note: The author reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing education article.



Credits: None available.

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