[Angiomyolipoma of the colon - case report and review of the literature]

Z Gastroenterol. 2003 Aug;41(8):715-8. doi: 10.1055/s-2003-41210.
[Article in German]


Angiomyolipoma is one of the benign hamartomas that is found sporadically or associated with tuberous sclerosis. It is a rare soft tissue tumor involving mostly the kidneys, sometimes other visceral organs. The tumor is composed of smooth muscle cells, adipocytes and small sized hyalinized vessels. We present the case of a 74-year-old man with a bifocal angiomyolipoma of the colon. This diagnosis was confirmed at surgery, where a partial colectomy was performed. Histologic examination disclosed the tumor. The patient had no signs of family history of tuberous sclerosis. Extrarenal angiomyolipoma is rare and this may be the first report of bifocal colonic angiomyolipoma.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Angiomyolipoma* / diagnosis
  • Angiomyolipoma* / diagnostic imaging
  • Angiomyolipoma* / pathology
  • Angiomyolipoma* / surgery
  • Colectomy
  • Colon / pathology
  • Colonic Neoplasms* / diagnosis
  • Colonic Neoplasms* / diagnostic imaging
  • Colonic Neoplasms* / pathology
  • Colonic Neoplasms* / surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Time Factors
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Ultrasonography