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Radiologia Brasileira

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Abstract

VASCONCELOS, Rodrigo Abdalla de; PEREIRA, Emanuelle Santiago; BAUAB JUNIOR, Tufik  and  VALENTE, Rodolfo Silva. Renal lymphangiectasia: incidental finding at multislice computed tomography and literature review. Radiol Bras [online]. 2012, vol.45, n.3, pp. 178-180. ISSN 0100-3984.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-39842012000300013.

Renal lymphangiectasia is a rare condition characterized by parapyelic and perirenal fluid collections, which may progress from asymptomatic condition to chronic renal failure. The present report describes a case of incidental computed tomography finding of bilateral lymphangiectasia in an asymptomatic patient, as well as the main imaging findings with a comprehensive literature review.

Keywords : Renal lymphangiectasia; Renal lymphangiomatosis; Malformation; Lymphatic system; Kidney; Computed tomography.

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