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Read more about the latest news about RVCL-S and our research! Our research group consists of internationally renowned doctors and researchers from various departments in the LUMC. In addition, we work together with researchers from the Netherlands and abroad. Via this website we want to keep patients and their families as well as other healthcare providers informed about our research into RVCL-S.

  • Eye abnormalities on OCT scans in RVCL-S

    Researchers at the LUMC have recently published about abnormalities in the eyes of RVCL-S patients. With OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) scans they evaluated the thickness of the retina. They found that the retina was thinner in RVCL-S patients compared to healthy controls. This already occurred in the absence of other abnormalities during ophthalmological evaluations. Click here for more information!

  • Searching for treatment with new techniques

    RVCL-S research is being financed by stichting Dioraphte. Prof. Terwindt and drs. de Boer were interviewed about this new study. The interview can be found on de website of Dioraphte (in Dutch).

  • Mouse model teaches researchers more about RVCL-S

    Mice with the same mutation in their DNA as RVCL-S patients were studied to learn more about the disorder. The life expectancy of the mice was decreased. Furthermore, the function of the blood vessels was impaired and strokes led to more damage then in healthy mice. Researchers have published about this in the journal Stroke. For more information click here.

  • Brain abnormalities on MRI in RVCL-S

    Researchers at the LUMC have described the abnormities that are found in the brain in RVCL-S patients. It is their hope that this will help physicians recognize the disorder. This will help speed up the diagnostic process and prevent unnecessary potentially harmful testing. The results have been published in medical journal American Journal of Neuroradiology. The whole article is available here.  

  • UpToDate RVCL-S

    To increase knowledge about RVCL-S across the globe, researchers at the LUMC have written an article for UpToDate. Information about symptoms, complications and guidelines for genetic testing and treatment are discussed. The complete article can be read at UpToDate.

  • Blood vessles in the brain of RVCL-S patients respond differently

    Cerebrovascular reactivity is decreased in RVCL-S patients. Researchers at the LUMC concluded this after an MRI study. The article has been published in the Journal of Cerebral Blood flow & Metabolism. The complete article can be read here.

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