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MRI features of a solid mass-like renal lymphangioma: case report

  • Youn Ah Choi
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    The Department of Radiology and Center for Imaging Science, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea
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  • Byung Kwan Park
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    Corresponding author. Department of Radiology and Center for Imaging Science, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 50 Ilwon-dong, Kangnam-ku, Seoul 135-710, South Korea. Tel.: +822 3410 6457; fax: +822 3410 0084.
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    The Department of Radiology and Center for Imaging Science, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea
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  • Chan Kyo Kim
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    The Department of Radiology and Center for Imaging Science, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea
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  • Sung Yoon Park
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    The Department of Radiology and Center for Imaging Science, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea
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Published:February 13, 2012DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinimag.2011.11.030

      Abstract

      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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