Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica ›› 2013, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (2): 136-139.doi: 10.3881/j.issn.1000-503X.2013.02.002

• Original Articles • Previous Articles     Next Articles

CT Findings of Tuberous Sclerosis Associated with Hepatic and Renal Angiomyolipomas

LI Yue-xing1, XIANG Jun-yi1, LI Jie1, DING Jian-ping1, LIN Shang-qi2   

  1. 1 Department of Radiology, the Affiliated Hospital of Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou 310015, China 2 Department of Radiology, Hangzhou Red Cross Hospital, Hangzhou 310015, China
  • Received:2012-08-15 Online:2013-05-03 Published:2013-05-03
  • Contact: LI Yue-xing Tel:13616543955,

Abstract: Objective To summarize the clinical and computed tomographic(CT) findings of tuberous sclerosis(TS) associated with hepatic and renal angiomyolipomas. Method We retrospectively analyzed the clinical and CT findings of 7 TS patients with hepatic and renal angiomyolipomas. Results Brain CT showed calcified nodules and/or the uncalcified nodule in the lateral ventricle subependymal in 7 patients.Abdominal CT showed bilateral renal angiomyolipomas in 7 cases and hepatic angiomyolipomas in 2 cases. Chest CT showed lymphangioleiomyomatosis in one case. Conclusions TS associated with merger hepatic and/or renal angiomyolipomas have typical CT findings. Liver angiomyolipomas shows certain correlation with bilateral renal angiomyolipomas.

Key words: tuberous sclerosis, angiomyolipomas, computed tomography