The histopathological features of cerebellar hemangioblastoma: Two case reports

TUNA E. B., Güray M., Topal N., SADE B., Canda M. Ş., Acar Ü. D., ...More

Turkish Journal of Cancer, vol.30, no.4, pp.167-174, 2000 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Journal Name: Turkish Journal of Cancer
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.167-174
  • Keywords: Capillary hemangioblastoma, Posterior fossa, Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Capillary hemangioblastomas are benign, highly vascular tumors of controversial origin limited almost exclusively to the central nervous system. These tumors make up about 1 to 2 percent of all intracranial neoplasms and occur primarily in the posterior fossa. Most commonly they develop in the cerebellum of male adults in the third through fifth decades of life. Although the majority of the cases arise sporadically, some hemangioblastomas are associated with the autosomal dominantly inherited disease, von Hippel-Lindau syndrome. In this article, 2 cases of hemangioblastoma, diagnosed in our department of pathology are presented and the histopathological and the clinical features are discussed.