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J Med Ultrasound. 2018 Jul-Sep;26(3):119-122. doi: 10.4103/JMU.JMU_48_18. Epub 2018 Sep 14.

Benign Neoplasm of Kidney: Angiomyolipoma.

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Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Cathay General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.
School of Medicine, Fu-Jen Catholic University, New Taipei City, Taiwan.


Angiomyolipoma is one of the renal benign neoplasms. The most of the angiomyolipomas are asymptomatic and found incidentally with ultrasound. They are more prevalent in patients with tuberous sclerosis. It is very important to make differential diagnosis from other renal neoplasm such as renal cell carcinoma. Growth rate is higher among pregnant women suggest that the hormones may play a role in the stimulation of angiomyolipoma. The most common serious presentation is rupture and hemorrhage, and sometimes it can lead to shock. Adequate diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up are very important in the face of renal angiomyolipoma.


Angiomyolipoma; benign; kidney

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