Renal Lymphangiectasia in a Pediatric Patient

Sudhen B. Desai, Raphael C. Sun, Brittany L. Johnson, Kristy L. Rialon, Ionela Iacobas, Kamlesh U. Kukreja, Deborah A. Schady, Thuy Phung, Sridhar Sanvitha, Bindi J. Naik-Mathuria

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Renal lymphatic abnormalities are rare, and the understanding of pathophysiology involving renal lymphatics is limited. Symptoms can include hypertension, hematuria, proteinuria, chyluria, and abdominal and lumbar pain. Imaging techniques specific to the renal lymphatics have not been clarified. We review the intrahospital imaging evaluation/workup and clinical course of a 6-year-old male who presented to our institution with a large perirenal cyst. His presentation presented a diagnostic and management challenge. The cyst was determined to be lymphatic in origin and required multiple interventional radiology and surgical procedures for management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)572-578
Number of pages7
JournalLymphatic Research and Biology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Rapamycin
  • lymphangiectasia
  • lymphangiography
  • pediatric
  • renal cyst

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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