Figure 942

Von Hippel-Lindau disease. As most manifestations of VHL are potentially treatable, periodic examination of affected patients is strongly recommended. Though genetic testing is now very useful for presymptomatic identification of affected persons, it must be remembered that a mutation in the VHL gene currently is detected in only 70% of families. For persons at risk in the remaining families, a screening program is also proposed.

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