Angiomyolipoma of the Hard Palate

J Craniofac Surg. 2021 Jan-Feb;32(1):e8-e9. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000006792.


Angiomyolipoma (AML) is a tumor which commonly affects the kidney. Few authors have been reported AML in the oral cavity. In this clinical report, an AML of the hard palate will be presented in a 48-year-old patient. The AML contains mature adipose tissue, thick-walled blood vessels, and irregular bundle of smooth muscle. The AML is sometimes associated with tuberous sclerosis. Although the renal AMLs are often invasive, they involve regional nodes and may recur, extrarenal AMLs are commonly well demarcated, show no recurrence and may simply be removed. The AML usually behaves in a benign fashion.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Angiomyolipoma* / diagnostic imaging
  • Angiomyolipoma* / surgery
  • Humans
  • Kidney Neoplasms* / surgery
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local
  • Palate, Hard*
  • Tuberous Sclerosis*