ANGIOMYOLIPOMA OF THE KIDNEY
AbstractThe angiomyolipoma is an unusual tumour, composed of mature adipose tissue, blood vesselsand smooth muscle with supporting stroma. It is generally regarded as benign-hamartoma. Suchtumour may grow to a large size.There is a well-recognized association between angiomyolipoma and tuberous sclerosis. Insuch cases tumours are invariably multiple and frequently bilateral. They may enlarge to producepalpable renal masses. This may also be found in patients lacking the stigmata of tuberous sclerosiscomplex. Inglis (1960) and Price and Mostofi (1965) gave an excellent resume of condition in 30patients free from tuberous sclerosis. The commonest presenting symptoms are loin pain and renalmass.
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