Common "Angiomyolipoma" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Angiomyolipomas are benign tumors that form in the kidney. The exact cause is unknown, but certain changes (mutations) in genes may play a role. People with angiomyolipoma have symptoms, including anemia, fever, kidney pain, hypertension, nausea, and vomiting. Treatment to stop the growth or to remove the tumor includes ablation therapy, arterial embolization, and complete nephrectomy.

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Kindly go through my MRI impression and suggest.

Query: Hello doctor, I have Li-Fraumeni syndrome; therefore I am in a study. It conducts annual full body MRI to detect anything early if it should arise. I had a 0.74 inch lesion laterally in the left kidney with signal suppression for three years. However, there is now a new 0.5 inch heterogeneously T2 h...  Read Full »

Dr. Khant Shahil Ramesh Bhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Relax and do not worry. I have gone through the MRI report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) that you posted. MRI shows a 0.74 inch lesion suggestive of angiomyolipoma with 0.5 inch heterogenous appearing lesion within it suggestive of hemorrhage. Now, acco...  Read Full »

I am concerned about the growing lesion in my left kidney. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have Li-Fraumeni syndrome. My concern is the growing lesion in my left kidney. The lesion has been moderately growing since three years in my left kidney. Although it is suggestive of angiomyolipoma, I feel quite nervous because of my genetic condition. I have received my final MRI repo...  Read Full »

Dr. Khant Shahil Ramesh Bhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the reports sent by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity).The lesion in the left kidney, which is increasing in size, is of concern and we should rule out malignancy. It is not an acute emergency, but you should consult your urologist and plan y...  Read Full »

Does my brother need emergency surgery for angiomyolipoma?

Query: Hi doctor, My brother was diagnosed with renal angiomyolipoma two years ago, and a CT scan is done yearly to monitor the growth, and He is now admitted to the hospital due to severe right flank pain and leg pain before flank pain. His complete blood count is being monitored. CT scan with no contrast...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It is angiomyolipoma and perirenal hematoma collection secondary to bleeding (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity). I suggest the treatment should be by surgery and evacuation of the hematoma and removal of that angiomyolipo...  Read Full »

What does splenic hamartoma and left renal angiomyolipoma mean?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife had stomach pain and we had done an ultrasound and the doctor said to take a scan. On CT scan result it is showing splenic hamartoma, left renal angiomyolipoma. What does it means and what treatment we have to follow?  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please attach the report of CT scan. Let me first evaluate it. See splenic hamartomas are usually benign that is non-cancerous. Similarly, are renal angiomyolipomas. They are removed with surgical excision if they are causing any hematological disorders, a decline in r...  Read Full »

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