A huge leiomyoma of the kidney: A rare benign tumor

  • O.J. Mbwambo
  • V.M. Kajerero
  • P. Amsi
  • L.F. Mnango
  • J.S. Mbwambo
  • F. Bright
  • A.K. Mteta
  • J. Bogdanowicz
  • B.N. Ngowi


Leiomyoma of the kidney is a rare benign tumor originating from smooth muscle. Risk factors for leiomyoma include HIV infection, Ebstein bar virus infection, tuberous sclerosis and genetic mutations . Clinical and radiological differentiation of renal leiomyoma from other renal tumors including malignant tumors still remains a challenge and therefore the only way of differentiating it from rest is by
histopathological examination. We report a case of this condition in 43 years old female who presented with flank mass and pain.


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