A renal angiomyolipoma with extension to the renal vein and asymptomatic fat pulmonary embolus.

Renal angiomyolipoma (AML) is a rare benign tumor that can extend into the renal vein, inferior vena cava and the right atrium. AML is a mesenchymal tumor composed of smooth muscle, fat and vascular elements. In rare instances, the tumor may release a fatty tissue to the pulmonary vasculature, which can lead to cardiopulmonary collapse and death. Only four… (More)