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angiomyolipoma

noun an·gio·myo·li·po·ma \ ˌan-jē-ō-ˌmī-ə-lī-ˈpō-mə, -li- \

medical Definition of angiomyolipoma

plural angiomyolipomas also angiomyolipomata play \-mə-tə\
:a benign tumor composed of blood vessels, smooth muscle, and fat that occurs especially in the kidney and that is often asymptomatic but may cause pain or blood in the urine
  • angiomyolipomas are often part of a syndrome called tuberous sclerosis.
  • —Paul G. Donohue, The Star Ledger (Newark, New Jersey)9 Dec. 1999
  • Macroscopic fat within a renal mass, identified by means of CT or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), is diagnostic of angiomyolipoma (a benign mass), unless calcification is present, which would indicate a malignant condition.
  • —Inderbir S. Gill, The New England Journal of Medicine, 18 Feb. 2010

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