Renal angiomyolipoma

Case contributed by Dr Sajoscha Sorrentino


A large mass at the lower right renal pole was seen in a routine sonography of the abdomen. CT scan was performed for further evaluation.

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Female

The mass originates from the cortex of the right lower renal pole and has "macroscopic fat" and prominent blood vessels. This is an example of a typical appearence of a renal angiomyolipoma.

Case Discussion

Although small renal angiomyolipomas found incidentally usually do not require therapy, they need follow-up to assess their growth. Large or symptomatic renal angiomyolipomas can be surgically removed or embolised.

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Case information

rID: 19486
Published: 14th Sep 2012
Last edited: 7th Oct 2015
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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