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Radiographical resolution of renal lymphangiomatosis following cardiac transplantation
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Apr  2014 (Vol.  21, Issue  2, Pages( 7248 - 7250)
PMID: 24775581


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  • Renal lymphangiomatosis is a disease characterized by abnormal formation of perirenal lymphatic vessels that fail to communicate with other retroperitoneal lymphatics; as a result, perirenal lymphatics dilate and form cysts. While typically an asymptomatic incidental finding, renal lymphangiomatosis rarely presents as flank or abdominal pain, ascites, impaired renal function, hypertension, hematuria, or proteinuria. Here we present the first known case of renal lymphangiomatosis found to spontaneously resolve following cardiac transplantation.