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European Radiology

, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp 228–229 | Cite as

Renal cell carcinoma containing fat mimicking angiomyolipoma: demonstration with CT scan and histopathology

  • M. Y. Hammadeh
  • K. Thomas
  • T. Philp
  • M. Singh
Case report, Urogenital radiology

Abstract

We report a case of a large renal tumour containing small amounts of fat and some calcification that proved to be a renal cell carcinoma. The CT appearance of the tumour was suggestive of an angiomyolipoma. Although the overwhelming majority of renal masses containing fat are angiomyolipomas, in the presence of calcification the diagnosis of renal cell carcinoma should be entertained.

Key words: Kidney Neoplasm Renal cell carcinoma Diagnosis 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Y. Hammadeh
    • 1
  • K. Thomas
    • 2
  • T. Philp
    • 1
  • M. Singh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Urology, Whipps Cross Hospital, Leytonstone, London E11 1NR, UKUK
  2. 2.Department of Histopathology, Whipps Cross Hospital, Leytonstone, London E11 1NR, UKUK

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