Primary Angiomyolipoma of the Pancreas

Glenroy Heywood, Thomas C. Smyrk, John H. Donohue

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Angiomyolipoma (AML) is a rare tumor characterized histologically by a mixture of spindle cells, adipose tissue, epithelioid cells, and blood vessels. AML usually occurs in the kidney but can involve the liver and, rarely, other sites. We describe a 74-year-old woman without tuberous sclerosis who presented with spontaneous hemorrhage into a primary AML of the pancreas and underwent curative surgical resection. We are aware of only one previous report describing a clear cell "sugar" tumor of the pancreas, which probably represents a monotypic epithelioid variant of AML. The pancreas should be included among sites that can give rise to AML.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)443-445
Number of pages3
Issue number4
StatePublished - May 2004


  • Angiomyolipoma
  • Clear cell "sugar" tumor
  • HMB 45
  • Pancreas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Hepatology
  • Endocrinology


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