Kidney tumor - cysts, children, adult benign
Benign (usually) adult tumors
Lymphangioma

Author: Mandolin Ziadie, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 19 January 2017, last major update January 2012

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Definition / general
  • Rare; < 50 cases reported
  • Also called renal lymphangiectasia
  • Characterized as a developmental abnormality of the renal lymphatic system
  • May be confused with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease or multilocular renal cysts
Epidemiology
Case reports
Gross description
  • Well circumscribed, multicystic
Gross images

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Large cystic lesion adjacent to renal pelvis

Large intrarenal lesion has honeycomb appearance



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Mass of thin walled cysts in mid kidney

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Cysts lined by flattened endothelium
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Vascular spaces
lined with flattened
endothelial cells

Positive stains