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Diagnosis of von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome Following Endoscopic Ultrasound of the Pancreas

Jennifer Cannon, Paul G Gauger, Gerard M Doherty, James M Scheiman

Citation Information : Cannon J, Gauger PG, Doherty GM, Scheiman JM. Diagnosis of von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome Following Endoscopic Ultrasound of the Pancreas. World J Endoc Surg 2009; 1 (1):41-42.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10002-1009

Published Online: 01-12-2009

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2009; The Author(s).



To report a case of von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) syndrome diagnosed by endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) of the pancreas in a patient with no family history of the disease and without any other clinical manifestations of VHL.


We describe the clinical presentation of the case and discuss its management.


A 33-year-old woman was evaluated by EUS for possible pancreatic carcinoma. Based upon the sonographic appearance of her pancreas, VHL was suggested as a diagnosis and subsequently confirmed by genetic testing. The pancreatic lesions were treated surgically and pathology revealed pancreatic islet cell tumors.


This is the first report of a patient in which the first suggestion of a VHL diagnosis was made on EUS appearance of pancreatic lesions alone.

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