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Hemangioblastoma


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My husband had a heangioblastoma removed many years ago. Should he have a medical check up because of his history of hemangioblastoma?

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How might a hemangioblastoma be treated?

Surgery is considered the standard treatment for hemangioblastoma and usually cures this condition.[1] Following surgery, individuals who have had a hemangioblastoma should continue to visit their physician regularly for physical examinations and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain.[1][2] These suggested guidelines for follow-up after hemangioblastoma do not state how frequently physician visits or MRIs should be.
Last updated: 1/16/2014

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