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View in Spanish: Hemangioblastoma cerebeloso

Cerebellar hemangioblastoma (ser-eh-BEH-ler hee-MAN-jee-OH-blas-TOH-muh)
A benign, slow-growing tumor in the cerebellum (part of the brain at the back of the head), made up of abnormal blood vessel growth. People with von Hippel-Landau disease have an increased risk of developing hemangioblastomas.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.