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Anastomosing hemangioma with fatty changes of the genitourinary tract: a lesion mimicking angiomyolipoma.

Tran TA, Pernicone P - Cent European J Urol (2012)

Bottom Line: Anastomosing hemangioma of the genitourinary tract is a recently described vascular lesion of the kidneys and testes.We described a case of an anastomosing hemangioma associated with fatty changes of the stromal component in a 59-year-old female patient.This unusual morphologic finding not only represents a novel curiosity in this rare type of vascular lesion, but also could potentially pose significant diagnostic challenges as it is commonly mistaken as an angiomyolipoma.

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Affiliation: Department of Pathology, Florida Hospital Orlando, FL, USA.

ABSTRACT
Anastomosing hemangioma of the genitourinary tract is a recently described vascular lesion of the kidneys and testes. Although these lesions can occur in the renal hilum with infiltration of the hilar adipose tissue, the presence of adipocytes in this type of vascular tumor has not been reported. We described a case of an anastomosing hemangioma associated with fatty changes of the stromal component in a 59-year-old female patient. This unusual morphologic finding not only represents a novel curiosity in this rare type of vascular lesion, but also could potentially pose significant diagnostic challenges as it is commonly mistaken as an angiomyolipoma.

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Figure 0001: Abdominal CT scan with a right renal sinus mass showing heterogeneous enhancement.

Mentions: The patient was a 61-year-old male patient with a long history of right-sided back pain with radiation to his right hip. To evaluate the etiology of his back pain, an abdominal ultrasound was performed in an outside institute and revealed a right renal mass. A subsequent CT scan demonstrated a 2.4 x 2.1 cm right renal cortical mass in the mid to upper pole that protruded into the renal sinus and showed heterogeneous enhancement (Fig. 1). The tumor appeared to displace the renal calyces. By contrast view, the mass appeared to be adjacent to but separate from the collecting system. Additional staging did not detect any other lesions. The patient's family history was significant for metastatic renal urothelial carcinoma in his mother. The patient was transferred to our hospital for further treatment.


Anastomosing hemangioma with fatty changes of the genitourinary tract: a lesion mimicking angiomyolipoma.

Tran TA, Pernicone P - Cent European J Urol (2012)

Abdominal CT scan with a right renal sinus mass showing heterogeneous enhancement.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 0001: Abdominal CT scan with a right renal sinus mass showing heterogeneous enhancement.
Mentions: The patient was a 61-year-old male patient with a long history of right-sided back pain with radiation to his right hip. To evaluate the etiology of his back pain, an abdominal ultrasound was performed in an outside institute and revealed a right renal mass. A subsequent CT scan demonstrated a 2.4 x 2.1 cm right renal cortical mass in the mid to upper pole that protruded into the renal sinus and showed heterogeneous enhancement (Fig. 1). The tumor appeared to displace the renal calyces. By contrast view, the mass appeared to be adjacent to but separate from the collecting system. Additional staging did not detect any other lesions. The patient's family history was significant for metastatic renal urothelial carcinoma in his mother. The patient was transferred to our hospital for further treatment.

Bottom Line: Anastomosing hemangioma of the genitourinary tract is a recently described vascular lesion of the kidneys and testes.We described a case of an anastomosing hemangioma associated with fatty changes of the stromal component in a 59-year-old female patient.This unusual morphologic finding not only represents a novel curiosity in this rare type of vascular lesion, but also could potentially pose significant diagnostic challenges as it is commonly mistaken as an angiomyolipoma.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Pathology, Florida Hospital Orlando, FL, USA.

ABSTRACT
Anastomosing hemangioma of the genitourinary tract is a recently described vascular lesion of the kidneys and testes. Although these lesions can occur in the renal hilum with infiltration of the hilar adipose tissue, the presence of adipocytes in this type of vascular tumor has not been reported. We described a case of an anastomosing hemangioma associated with fatty changes of the stromal component in a 59-year-old female patient. This unusual morphologic finding not only represents a novel curiosity in this rare type of vascular lesion, but also could potentially pose significant diagnostic challenges as it is commonly mistaken as an angiomyolipoma.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus