Angiomyolipoma with epithelial cysts: mimic of renal cell carcinoma

Andrew B. Rosenkrantz, Elizabeth M. Hecht, Samir S. Taneja, Jonathan Melamed

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Angiomyolipoma with epithelial cysts (AMLEC) is a rare variant of angiomyolipoma with minimal fat that contains epithelial-lined cysts and may mimic a cystic renal cell carcinoma. While 17 cases have been described in the pathology literature since this entity was first described in 2006, the radiologic appearance was not demonstrated in any of these cases. We report the CT and MRI appearance of AMLEC found incidentally in a patient with lupus nephritis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-68
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Imaging
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2010


  • Angiomyolipoma
  • Angiomyolipoma with epithelial cysts
  • Renal biopsy
  • Renal cell carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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