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Renal angiomyolipoma with renal vein invasion

Francesca Di Cristofano, Federico Petrucci, Guglielmo Zeccolini, Genesio Leo, Calogero Cicero, Dario Del Biondo, Antonio Celia
  • Francesca Di Cristofano
    Department of Urology, San Bassiano Hospital, Bassano del Grappa, Italy | fdicristofano@gmail.com
  • Federico Petrucci
    Department of Urology, San Bassiano Hospital, Bassano del Grappa, Italy
  • Guglielmo Zeccolini
    Department of Urology, San Bassiano Hospital, Bassano del Grappa, Italy
  • Genesio Leo
    Department of Urology, San Bassiano Hospital, Bassano del Grappa, Italy
  • Calogero Cicero
    Department of Urology, San Bassiano Hospital, Bassano del Grappa, Italy
  • Dario Del Biondo
    Department of Urology, San Bassiano Hospital, Bassano del Grappa, Italy
  • Antonio Celia
    Department of Urology, San Bassiano Hospital, Bassano del Grappa, Italy

Abstract

Renal angiomyolipoma is a uncommon benign tumor, considered an hamartoma. The lesion, usually benign, can be single or multiple and well-circumscribed. In letterature only few cases of infiltrating angiomyolipomas have been described. The aim of the paper is to describe a paradigmatic case of a giant kidney angiomyolipoma, not associ- ated with tuberous sclerosis, invading the pelvis and the renal vein. The lesion have been discovered incidentally during abdominal ultrasound for other pathology. Owing to the extent of the lesion and the appreciable risk of bleeding, we opted for surgical treatment.

Keywords

Angiomyolipoma; Kidney; Renal vein invasion; Radical nephrectomy

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