Selective arterial embolization of giant renal tuberous sclerosis

Valentina De Pasquale, Gianluigi Natali, Piergiorgio Falappa, Simona Gerocarni Nappo, Annamaria Salerno, Paolo Caione

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Different minimally invasive methods have been proposed to treat renal manifestation of tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), in order to preserve kidney parenchyma and avoid nephrectomy. The case of a boy with bleeding giant angiomyolipoma treated by selective arterial embolization is discussed. The extensive renal lesions resulted significantly decreased, with resolution of arterial hypertension and abdominal symptoms. Differential renal function increased from 26.6% to 32.6%. Renal involvement in TSC requires careful parenchymal-sparing procedures. Selective embolization of the main renal lesions should be considered as first line therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-265
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Pediatrics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013


  • Renal angiomyolipoma
  • Renal mass
  • Selective arterial embolization
  • Tuberous sclerosis complex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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