Angiomyolipoma

Angiomyolipomas (AML's)  refer to hamartomatous lesions composed of abnormal, thick-walled vessels (i.e. angio) and varying amounts of smooth muscle–like cells (i.e. myo) and adipose tissue (i.e. lipoma) They predominantly occur in the kidney (renal angiomyolipoma) but occasionally occur in other organs such as the liver (hepatic angiomyolipoma).  

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rID: 68892
System: Urogenital
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Angiomyolipomas
  • AML - general
  • Angiomyolipoma - general

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