Evolving Strategies in the Treatment of Tuberous Sclerosis Complex-associated Angiomyolipomas (TSC-AML) Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a rare autosomal dominant genetic disorder characterized by the development of numerous benign tumors that occur in multiple organ systems throughout the lifetime of the affected individuals. Renal angiomyolipomas occur in up to 80% of TSC patients, and chronic kidney disease from increasing tumor burden is the primary cause of TSC-related mortality. Our review evaluates evidence for localized and systemic therapy in the management of TSC-angiomyolipomas. Urologists or nephrologists experienced in TSC disease should coordinate the care of TSC patients with renal involvement to improve care and reduce costs.

authors

  • Kapoor, Anil
  • Girard, Louis
  • Lattouf, Jean-Baptiste
  • Pei, York
  • Rendon, Ricardo
  • Card, Paul
  • So, Alan

publication date

  • March 2016