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Understanding the Disease

TSC-related kidney tumors

TSC CAN CAUSE KIDNEY TUMORS CALLED RENAL ANGIOMYOLIPOMAS

About 80% of people with TSC have kidney tumors

TSC-RELATED KIDNEY TUMORS CAN CAUSE MAJOR COMPLICATIONS

Blood vessels within tumors can rupture if the tumors get too large, which can cause life-threatening bleeding (and require emergency surgery).

 

  • TSC-related kidney tumors tend to occur between childhood and adulthood
  • They are rarely seen in infancy