Renal Angiomyolipomas in the University of Malaya Medical Centre: Its Spectrum of Presentation and Management

Koh , P.S.; Muhilan , P.; Dublin, N.; Razack, A.H. (2009) Renal Angiomyolipomas in the University of Malaya Medical Centre: Its Spectrum of Presentation and Management. Journal of the University of Malaya Medical Centre (JUMMEC), 12 (1). pp. 39-43. ISSN 1823-7339

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Abstract

Renal angiomyolipoma, once considered a rare benign renal tumour, is relatively common these days. They account for 0.3-3.0% of all renal masses. Histologically, it is composed of adipose tissue, smooth muscles and blood vessels. Here, we wish to highlight five cases of renal angiomyolipomas which were presented to the University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, over a two-year period between June 2005 and June 2007. This study wish to illustrate its varied clinical presentation and the management undertaken for each underlying condition. These cases were presented in the form of spontaneous perirenal haemorrhage, a large asymptomatic renal mass, a small asymptomatic renal mass, a symptomatic renal angiomyolipoma and a case of renal angiomyolipoma mimicking a renal tumour. Each of these cases varied in its clinical presentation; thus, management has become very challenging to clinicians ranging from conservative management to active intervention, be it operatively or non-operatively.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
  1. Koh , P.S.
  2. Muhilan , P.
  3. Dublin, N.
  4. Razack, A.H.
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of the University of Malaya Medical Centre (JUMMEC)
Additional Information: Department of Surgery Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya 50603 Kuala Lumpur Email: kohps2000@yahoo.com
Uncontrolled Keywords: Angiomyolipoma; Spontaneous Perirenal Haemorrhage; Benign Renal Tumour; Renal Mass
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2011 10:19
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2011 10:19
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/1706

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