Differentiation of small hyperechoic renal cell carcinoma from angiomyolipoma: computer-aided tissue echo quantification. (1/177)

To assess the value of computer-aided tissue echo quantification in differentiating small hyperechoic renal cell carcinomas from angiomyolipomas, we studied ultrasonographic images of 15 renal cell carcinomas and 20 angiomyolipomas. After digitizing the images, we measured the absolute gray scale values of the renal cortex, central echo complex, and mass. The relative gray scale value (%) of the mass was calculated by setting the gray scale value of the cortex as 0% and the central echo complex as 100%. The relative gray scale value of renal cell carcinomas was in the range of 12 to 73% (mean, 28%), whereas that of angiomyolipomas was 30 to 204% (mean, 130%). The differentiation between small hyperechoic renal cell carcinomas and angiomyolipomas can be facilitated by computer-aided tissue echo quantification.  (+info)

Tuberous sclerosis associated with multiple hepatic lipomatous tumors and hemorrhagic renal angiomyolipoma. (2/177)

We report a case of tuberous sclerosis associated with hepatic lipomatous tumors and renal angiomyolipomas. Abdominal ultrasonography revealed a high echoic large tumor in the left kidney. A provisional diagnosis of angiomyolipomas of the kidney was made based on computed tomography. Subsequent laparotomy revealed that the extracted tumor was renal angiomyolipoma. It was also revealed that there was an association with hepatic lipomatous tumors thought to be lipomas or angiomyolipomas by liver biopsy. Nearly half of all cases of angiomyolipoma in the kidney are reported as occasional association with tuberous sclerosis complex, but lipomatous tumors in the liver are rare.  (+info)

Angiomyolipoma of the liver--a case report and review of 48 cases reported in Japan. (3/177)

Hepatic angiomyolipoma was considered to be a rare benign tumor, but the number of cases has been increasing recently as imaging techniques improve. We describe a case of hepatic angiomyolipoma for which a definitive diagnosis could not be made on imagings and in which resection was performed. The patient had anti-HCV antibody and slight dysfunction of the liver. The tumor showed a heterogeneous high echo on ultrasonography and a low attenuation value of +32.6 Housfield Units, which was much higher than fat density, on plain computed tomography. Discrimination from hepatocellular carcinoma with fatty change was difficult preoperatively. Microscopically, the tumor consisted of spindle-shaped and epithelioid smooth muscles, adipose tissues and proliferating blood vessels and these histological findings confirmed the diagnosis of hepatic angiomyolipoma. The appearance of hepatic angiomyolipoma on imaging diagnosis varies widely due to the fact that the relative proportion of vessels, muscles and fats varies widely from tumor to tumor. The tumor in our case had relatively few fat components. We review 48 cases reported in Japan and discuss imaging diagnosis and surgical indications for tumors.  (+info)

Renal function after tumor enucleation: assessment by quantitative SPECT of 99mTc-dimercaptosuccinic acid uptake by the kidneys. (4/177)

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the amount of functioning renal mass removed and the amount of remaining individual renal function after tumor enucleation. METHODS: Renal functional volume, percentage injected dose (%ID) per cubic centimeter of renal tissue and individual renal uptake of 24 operated and 24 contralateral kidneys were studied by two sequential SPECT quantitations of 99mTc-dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) uptake by the kidneys (QDMSA). The first study was before surgery and the second study was 1 to 6 mo (mean 3.5 mo) after surgery. Mean tumor size was 3.4 +/- 0.99 cm and all tumors were confined to the renal parenchyma (stages pT1 and pT2). RESULTS: In the operated kidneys, there was a statistically significant decrease in renal cortical volume (170 +/- 46 mL after surgery versus 207 +/- 45 mL before surgery, t = 6.2, P < 0.001) and individual renal uptake (10.3% +/- 3.0% after surgery versus 13.0% +/- 2.9% before surgery, t = 5.4, P < 0.001). There was no statistically significant change after surgery compared with before surgery in the %ID per cubic centimeter of renal tissue of the operated kidneys, and in the volume, %ID per cubic centimeter and uptake of the contralateral normal kidneys. CONCLUSION: The results suggest that QDMSA is a noninvasive method able to assess changes in separate renal function. The limited functioning parenchymal loss after tumor enucleation had no effect on the opposite kidneys.  (+info)

Trabecular angiomyolipoma mimicking hepatic cell carcinoma. (5/177)

Hepatic angiomyolipomas are rare tumors, especially in comparison with those occurring in the kidney. Nevertheless, it is important to be aware of their existence, especially when occurring in the liver, where they might have different subtypes. Not infrequently they are composed of rather irregular cells with epithelioid appearance. In these cases hepatocellular carcinoma or the possibility of other malignant tumors has to be ruled out, with the aid of numerous immunohistochemical reactions. The authors present a case of a female patient, whose liver lesion was first diagnosed on cytological examination as a hepatocellular carcinoma. Based on the preoperative cytological diagnosis, a large liver lobe resection was performed. Histological examination found an angiomyolipoma of the above-mentioned type, and the final diagnosis was ascertained with the aid of vimentin, smooth muscle actin (SMA), and HMB-45.  (+info)

Concurrent angiomyolipoma and renal cell neoplasia: a study of 36 cases. (6/177)

Little is known about the association of angiomyolipoma and adult renal-cell neoplasia. We studied the clinicopathologic features of 36 patients with concurrent angiomyolipoma and renal-cell neoplasia from the consultation and surgical pathology files of nine institutions. HMB-45 immunoreactivity was analyzed in both neoplasms. Twenty-five sporadic cases of patients with angiomyolipoma and renal-cell neoplasia and 11 cases of patients with tuberous sclerosis, as defined by Gomez' criteria, had mean ages of 59 and 53 years, respectively, and female-male ratios of 2:1 and 5:1, respectively. The mean size of the angiomyolipomas was 1 cm in the sporadic cases and 3 cm in those patients with tuberous sclerosis (medians: 0.5 and 3 cm, respectively, P =.002). The mean sizes of the renal-cell neoplasms were 5 cm in sporadic cases and 6 cm in patients with tuberous sclerosis (medians: 4 and 5 cm, respectively; P =.88). In both clinical settings, angiomyolipoma was more commonly the incidental tumor. Clear-cell (conventional) renal-cell carcinoma was the most common renal-cell neoplasm in both groups of patients, accounting for approximately two thirds of the tumors. In patients with tuberous sclerosis, 27% of renal-cell neoplasms were oncocytomas, compared with 8% in sporadic cases (P =.15). Papillary neoplasia, chromophobe, and collecting-duct renal-cell carcinoma were found only in sporadic cases. All of the 22 renal-cell neoplasms studied were negative for HMB-45, whereas all 25 angiomyolipomas studied were positive.  (+info)

Unilateral concurrence of pyelocaliceal diverticula and intracapsular angiomyolipoma in the kidney of a cat. (7/177)

A 7-month-old cat was examined for progressive abdominal distension. Radiography showed a fluid-containing cyst, which had subsequently ruptured as the result of a fall. Nephrectomy was performed, and examination revealed the coexistence of pyelocaliceal diverticula with a cystic intracapsular angiomyolipoma (mesenchymal hamartoma) in the left kidney. The diverticula were present on both cranial and caudal poles of the kidney and were lined by transitional epithelium. The hamartoma was characterized by the presence of multiple mesenchymal tissues, including thick-walled blood vessels, smooth muscle, and adipose tissue.  (+info)

A case of retroperitoneal lipoleiomyoma. (8/177)

We report a case of lipoleiomyoma which arose in retroperitoneum and presented with progressively distended abdomen in a 56-yr-old woman. The tumor was well encapsulated and consisted of two components, benign smooth muscle cells and mature adipose tissue without any atypia. It is likely to be mistaken as extrarenal angiomyolipoma, well-differentiated liposarcoma and leiomyoma with fatty change. We review the histologic characteristics of previously reported myolipoma and describe essential points of differential diagnosis.  (+info)