Renal lymphangiectasia

Case contributed by Dr Ammar Haouimi


Renal colic

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

The right kidney is decreased in size with a subcapsular fluid collection compressing the renal parenchyma. The left kidney is normal in size with a small subcapsular fluid collection mainly at the posterior aspect of the upper pole (well-visualized on the coronal reconstruction) as well as the presence of small cortical renal cysts.

No hydronephrosis or calculi of the urinary tract.

Both renal veins are patent.

Case Discussion

CT features suggestive of bilateral renal lymphangiectasia (predominately on the right). It is considered as a rare benign condition, characterized by dilated cortical endothelial-lined spaces with no glomerular or tubular abnormalities.


Additional contributors: R. Bouguelaa, MD,  Z.E Boudiaf, MD 

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Case information

rID: 71488
Published: 9th Oct 2019
Last edited: 9th Oct 2019
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Aurès Medical Imaging Center - Batna Algeria

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