Korean J Med.  2004 Nov;67(Suppl 3):S692-S696.

A case of spontaneous rupture of hepatic angiomyolipoma

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  • 1Cener for Liver Cancer, National Cancer Center, Goyang, Korea. jwpark@ncc.re.kr

Abstract

Hepatic angiomyolipoma (AML) is a very rare neoplasm compared to that of the kidney. Few of these occurred in symptomatic patients and showed intratumoral hemorrhagic foci. The spontaneous rupture of AML is a rare complication that occurs most commonly in the kidney. Only two cases of spontaneous rupture of hepatic AML treated surgically have been published. We now report a case of a 39-year-old woman with chronic hepatitis B and spontaneous rupture of hepatic AML mimicking hepatocellular carcinoma, which was successfully treated by transcather arterial chemoembolization. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of ruptured hepatic AML treated successfully by transarterial embolization.

Keyword

Hepatic angiomyolipoma; Spontaneous rupture; transcatheter arterial chemoembolization

MeSH Terms

Adult
Angiomyolipoma*
Carcinoma, Hepatocellular
Female
Hepatitis B, Chronic
Humans
Kidney
Rupture, Spontaneous*
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