Article Text

PDF

Surgical cure of hypertension in a patient with brainstem capillary haemangioblastoma containing neuropeptide Y.
  1. S. A. Hedderwick,
  2. A. E. Bishop,
  3. A. J. Strong,
  4. J. M. Ritter
  1. Department of Clinical Pharmacology, UMDS, Medical School Building, Guy's Hospital, London, UK.

    Abstract

    We describe a 29-year-old woman with persistent arterial hypertension which resolved following complete excision of a capillary haemangioblastoma from within the spinal cord at the cervico-medullary junction. Immunohistochemical staining was positive for neuropeptide Y in capillary walls and nerves in the tumour. This raises the possibility of an association between neuropeptide Y and the central control of blood pressure in man.

    Statistics from Altmetric.com

    Request permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.