Angiomyolipoma with haemorrhage

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

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Sudden spontaneous onset of left sided flank and abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: Adult

Left fat density mass arising from the cortex of the left kidney with surrounding haemorrhage. 

Case Discussion

This case demonstrates a left sided fat density mass arising from the cortex of the left kidney with surrounding haemorrhage. The features and presentation are characteristic of a renal angiomyolipoma (AML) which, especially when large, present with spontaneous retroperitoneal haemorrhage. This condition is also sometimes termed as Wunderlich syndrome.

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Case information

rID: 7954
Case created: 24th Dec 2009
Last edited: 25th Sep 2015
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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