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May 1973

Renal Angiomyolipoma

Arch Surg. 1973;106(5):728-729. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1973.01350170088024

The clinical course of a patient with spontaneous rupture of a renal hamartoma is described. Partial nephrectomy was done and the patient has been well for 14 years since the operation, with good function of the remainder of the kidney. Sudden renal pain in a young or middle-aged woman should arouse suspicion of renal hamartoma. If suspected preoperatively, conservative renal resection can be utilized for a number of these patients.