An analysis of angiomyolipoma of the kidney at the University Hospital of the West Indies over a 27-year period confirmed its uncommon occurrence and overwhelming female preponderance.
Objective: Angiomyolipoma (AML) of the kidney is an uncommon tumour that, until recently, was often misdiagnosed preoperatively as renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Newer radiological techniques have allowed more accurate preoperative diagnosis which can facilitate preoperative counselling and planning for conservative therapy. This study reviews the experience with these uncommon tumours at the University Hospital of the West Indies.
An analysis of granular cell tumours confirmed their uncommon occurrence. However, many more lesions than expected, developed in the breast and vulva compared to the tongue which is the most commonly reported location.
Objective: Granular cell tumours are uncommon lesions that occur in a wide variety of sites. They are usually benign, but as they are infrequently diagnosed preoperatively, they may be confused clinically with malignant lesions. The objective of this study was to assess the relative frequency and the clinicopathologic characteristics of granular cell tumours identified at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) over a 41-year period.