Intravenous Leiomyomatosis With Caval Involvement: Report of a Case With Radical Resection and Venous Replacement

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Abstract

Intravenous leiomyomatosis is a rare, histologically benign neoplasm that may be malignant in its specific tendency to intravascular extension.A case of intravenous leiomyomatosis with extension into the entire inferior vena cava in a 41-year-old woman is described. The patient was diagnosed with syncope 3 years after hysterectomy and was treated with a 1-stage procedure including venous replacement.

Arch Surg.1998;133:460-462

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