Renal lymphangioma typically manifests as a unilocular or multilocular cystic mass in the parapelvic or perirenal spaces. A solid mass-like lymphangioma rarely occurs and thus is hard to differentiate from a renal cell carcinoma.
We encountered a case of a solid mass-like renal lymphangioma that was confirmed using percutaneous biopsy. The purpose of our case report was to describe magnetic resonance imaging features, to show the differential diagnoses, and to discuss the role of percutaneous renal mass biopsy.
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Published online: February 13, 2012
Accepted: November 30, 2011
Received in revised form: October 10, 2011
Received: August 16, 2011
☆Disclosure: None of authors has any conflict of interest.
☆☆Support: Our study was conducted without any funding.
© 2012 Elsevier Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.