Angiomyolipoma with Cavoatrial Extension: part-II


Eur Urol., vol.50, no.4, pp.854-6, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Case Report
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Title of Journal : Eur Urol.
  • Page Numbers: pp.854-6


In this paper, we report a case of angiomyolipoma with cavoatrial extension in a 55-yr-old woman. Multislice computed tomography revealed a hypodense mass extending into the right atrium through the right renal vein and inferior vena cava without a renal mass. The patient underwent surgery, and right atrial mass was resected. Pathologic evaluation revealed a tumor consisting of mature adipose tissue, smooth muscle and vessels consistent with angiomyolipoma. Our case reminds us of the rare possibility that angiomyolipoma, which is classified as a benign tumor, may invade the inferior vena cava or right atrium.