Accession Number : ADA268174


Title :   Von Hippel-Lindau Disease: A Rare Familiar Multi-System Disorder and the Impact of the Clinical Nurse Specialist


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : McNeill, Margaret M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a268174.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 61


Abstract : Von Hippel-Lindau disease is a rare-familiar multi-system disorder that predisposes tumor formation. The lesions that most commonly cause morbidity and mortality are renal cell carcinoma, cerebellar and spinal cord hemangioblastomas, retinal angiomas and pheochromocytomas. The genetics, symptomatology, and medical treatments are reviewed. A case study is presented. Often the psychosocial aspects of a complex illness are ignored. The role of the clinical nurse specialist can be instrumental in a positive outcome for the patient and family affected by such rare multi-system disorders.


Descriptors :   *CLINICAL MEDICINE , *NURSES , *CEREBELLUM , *CANCER , *ONCOGENESIS , CELLS , DISEASES , NEOPLASMS , SPINAL CORD , BLOOD GROUP DISORDERS , MORBIDITY , LESIONS , CASE STUDIES , SPECIALISTS , MEDICAL SERVICES , GENETICS


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE