Journal article

Surgical management of haemorrhaging renal angiomyolipoma in pregnancy.

P Preece, B Mees, B Norris, M Christie, T Wagner, P Dundee

Int J Surg Case Rep | Published : 2015


INTRODUCTION: Renal angiomyolipoma (AML) is a benign mesenchymal tumour of the kidney with a tendency of aneurysm formation at risk of rupturing. Due to increased maternal circulation and hormonal influences, rupture risk is greater in pregnancy, often leading to a vascular emergency and premature delivery or termination. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 24-weeks pregnant woman (45 years old, G6P1) presented with haematuria and flank pain. CT showed AML with acute haemorrhage. The patient became haemodynamically unstable and underwent urgent embolisation and follow-on total radical nephrectomy with the foetus being left in-utero. This involved a multidisciplinary team (urologist, vascular surgeon, in..

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