Von Hippel-Lindau disease associated with thymoma and myasthenia gravis

Maushmi N. Sheth, Sharon P. Nations, Gil I. Wolfe, Jaya R. Trivedi

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Abstract

Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease is an autosomal-dominant disorder characterized by central nervous system hemangioblastomas, retinal angioma, and renal cell carcinoma. Thymoma and autoimmune neurologic disorders have not been reported in association with VHL disease. We report a unique concurrence of antibody-positive myasthenia gravis and thymoma in a patient with VHL disease. Although this may be coincidental, a possible genetic link between thymoma and VHL is described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-61
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005

Keywords

  • Hemangioblastomas
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Thymoma
  • Von Hippel-Lindau disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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