Angiomyolipoma of the colon: report of a case and review of the literature

Dis Colon Rectum. 2003 Apr;46(4):547-9. doi: 10.1007/s10350-004-6598-x.


Angiomyolipoma of the colon is very rare. Only three cases have been reported in the literature. Here we report the case of a 54-year-old male, who presented with a progressive abdominal cramping pain. We performed left hemicolectomy under the impression of a cancerous mass over the splenic flexure of the colon. Histology revealed an angiomyolipoma of the colon. In addition, we review the literature.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Abdominal Pain / etiology
  • Angiomyolipoma / diagnosis
  • Angiomyolipoma / pathology
  • Angiomyolipoma / surgery*
  • Colonic Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Colonic Neoplasms / pathology
  • Colonic Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Colonoscopy
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged