Angiomyolipoma with cavoatrial extension

Akcali Y. F. , Karahan O. I. , Kahriman G. , Ceyran H. , Balkanli S.

EUROPEAN UROLOGY, cilt.50, ss.605-606, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 50 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.eururo.2005.12.022
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.605-606


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. (c) 2006 European Association of Urology. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.