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Cases Journal

, 2:9093

First Online: 26 November 2009Received: 05 November 2009Accepted: 26 November 2009DOI: 10.1186-1757-1626-2-9093

Cite this article as: Theodosopoulos, T., Yiallourou, A., Kyriazi, M. et al. Cases Journal 2009 2: 9093. doi:10.1186-1757-1626-2-9093


A rare case of synchronous angiomyolipoma and oncocytoma in the same kidney of a 70 year old man is presented. A left renal mass was found incidentally by ultrasound. Computerized tomography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a 1,3 cm mass in the mid-portion of the left kidney, whereas on the lower pole of the same kidney, a 3,3 cm mass was also revealed, consistent with angiomyolipoma. A working diagnosis of renal cell carcinoma was made. A radical nephrectomy was performed. Microscopically, the tumor of the lower pole was found to be an angiomyolipoma, whereas the mid-portion tumor was an oncocytoma. Until now, only 16 cases of unilateral simultaneous presence of renal angiomyolipoma and oncocytoma have been reported. Of these cases, all except one were female and three were associated with the tuberous sclerosis complex. It is well worth remarking, that renal oncocytoma overlap with other renal neoplasms, therefore nephrectomy remains the treatment of choice.

Renal angiomyolipoma and oncocytoma are uncommon neoplasms and their simultaneous presence in the same kidney is rare. Only 16 cases have been reported until now in the literature. The purpose of this paper is to present an additional case without evidence of tuberous sclerosis.

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Autor: Theodosios Theodosopoulos - Anneza Yiallourou - Maria Kyriazi - Georgios Anastasopoulos - Evi Kairi-Vassilatou - Nicolaos Da

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