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A 34-year-old male asked:

What is an angiomyolipoma on the kidney? i am afraid of cancer. labs all normal. getting mri with and without contrast next week. no symptoms.

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Dr. Paul Williams
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Angiomyolipoma: These are a type of BENIGN renal neoplasm. So yes it is a cancer but it is a benign form. These are the most common benign solid kidney tumor. Most of the cases are random events typically in females and around 40 years old. The other 20% of cases have an association with certain neurological disorders. They may cause flank pain, hematuria and can spontaneously rupture causing bleeding.
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Last updated Sep 11, 2018

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