2005, Number 6
Rev Mex Urol 2005; 65 (6)
Gállego SS, Jamaica VE, Guerrero MJ, Zárate OA
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ABSTRACTThe angiomyolipoma is a benign neoplasm that consist of varying amounts of mature adipose tissue, smooth muscle and thick-walled vessels. It has been found in 0.3% of autopsies and in 0.13% of the population when screened by ultrasonography. Approximately 20% are found in patients with tuberous sclerosis syndrome, disorder characterized by mental retardation, epilepsy and adenoma sebaceum. They can be discovered occasionally by abdominal ultrasound and seldom present symptoms that suggest the diagnosis. It exists the risk of spontaneous retroperitoneal bleeding in 10% of the cases. We present five cases with different clinic manifestations and the specific management for each one of them.