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Eur Urol. 1994;25(3):183-8.

Management of renal angiomyolipoma: a report of 14 cases and review of the literature. Is nonsurgical treatment adequate for this tumor?

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  • 1Department of Urology, Johannes Gutenberg University Medical School, Mainz, FRG.


14 patients with renal angiomyolipoma are presented. Two of them had tuberous sclerosis (TS) with synchronous bilateral and multiple tumors. Two other patients without TS also had multiple tumors in 1 kidney. More than half the patients were symptomatic (n = 8), 2 of them with spontaneous rupture of the tumor. Misdiagnosis, spontaneous rupture and tumor growth can be prevented by utilizing conservative, organ-sparing techniques. In cases of solitary kidneys with large and/or hemorrhagic angiomyolipoma, superselective arterial embolization is indicated.

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