Angiomyolipoma with cavoatrial extension


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

EUROPEAN UROLOGY, vol.50, no.3, pp.605-606, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.eururo.2005.12.022
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN UROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.605-606

Abstract

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.
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.