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Medical Term:

hemangioblastoma

Pronunciation: he-man'je-o-blas-to'ma

Definition: A benign neoplasm frequently arising in the cerebellum composed of capillary vessel–forming endothelial cells and stromal cells; a slowly growing tumor that affects, primarily, middle-aged individuals; increased incidence in von Hippel-Lindau disease.

Synonym(s): angioblastoma, Lindau tumor

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