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Am J Emerg Med. 1998 Nov;16(7):658-61.

Ruptured renal angiomyolipoma presenting as renal colic.

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Department of Surgery, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, USA.


The case of a patient with acute onset of flank pain and hematuria is presented. Initial therapy was directed toward relief of pain believed to be caused by renal colic. It was not until the patient developed atypical features that the true diagnosis, ruptured renal angiomyolipoma, was discovered. The case and discussion emphasize the need to carefully consider a complete differential diagnosis when evaluating patients with flank pain and hematuria who have atypical clinical features or an atypical course.

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