Other benign / low grade tumors

Author: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 18 June 2018, last major update December 2012

Copyright: (c) 2003-2018,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Angiomyolipoma mediastinum

Cite this page: Gulwani, H. Angiomyolipoma. website. Accessed July 22nd, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Benign tumor, common in kidney, rare in mediastinum
Clinical features
  • May arise in setting of tuberous sclerosis complex
Case reports
Gross images

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Large fatty anterior mediastinal mass

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Composed of varying proportions of smooth muscle cells, blood vessels and adipose tissue
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Confluencing vessel lumina partly
filled with blood (right) and interstitial
stroma containing mostly smooth
muscle cells and focal fat cells

Positive stains