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Ethiop Med J. 2003 Jul;41(3):279-85.

Sporadic angiomyolipomas of the kidneys silent and symptomatic: a report of three CT-scan diagnosed cases.

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  • 1Department of Radiology, Tikur Anbessa Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


Three cases of sporadic angiomyolipomas (AML) of the kidneys presented to the department of radiology faculty of medicine. Two of them presented with sudden onset of flank pain and gross Hematuria and the other was asymptomatic. They had Ultrasound (US), Computerised Tomography (CT) scans with and with out intravenous urography (IVU). CT findings were diagnostic and correlated with the final histological diagnoses. The epidemiological and clinical features. US and CT findings, and the histology of this unusual case are briefly discussed.

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