Case Report

An unusual case of bilateral renal lymphangiectasia

Shailender N. Singh, Gaurav Sundar, Hanuman Satishchandra
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 18, No 1 | a587 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajr.v18i1.587 | © 2014 Shailender N. Singh, Gaurav Sundar, Hanuman Satishchandra | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 05 March 2014 | Published: 08 December 2014

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Shailender N. Singh, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Karnataka, India
Gaurav Sundar, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Karnataka, India
Hanuman Satishchandra, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Karnataka, India


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Abstract

Renal lymphangiectasia is a very rare benign disorder characterised by dilatation of the perirenal and peripelvic lymphatics. The condition is commonly misdiagnosed for othercystic lesions of the kidney such as polycystic kidneys. The diagnosis can be made with near-certainty if classical imaging findings are recognised. We report a case of bilateral renal lymphangiectasia, diagnosed on ultrasonography and computed tomography based on the typical imaging findings and the laboratory analysis of aspirated fluid. The patient was managed conservatively.

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