Leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava

  • Ben Abid Sadri General Surgery Department, Mongi Slim hospital, La Marsa, Tunisia.
  • Attaoui Mohamed Amine | attaouiamine@gmail.com General Surgery Department, Mongi Slim hospital, La Marsa, Tunisia.
  • Mzoughi Zeineb General Surgery Department, Mongi Slim hospital, La Marsa, Tunisia.
  • Miloudi Nizar General Surgery Department, Mongi Slim hospital, La Marsa, Tunisia.
  • Gharbi Lassad General Surgery Department, Mongi Slim hospital, La Marsa, Tunisia.
  • Mohamed Tahar Khalfallah General Surgery Department, Mongi Slim hospital, La Marsa, Tunisia.

Abstract

Vascular leiomyosarcoma (LMS) are unique. The inferior vena cava (IVC) is the most affected organ (about 38% cases). We report the observation of a 50-year old woman who consulted for right upper quadrant pain. Imaging studies revealed a retroperitoneal mass that mimic a LMS of the IVC. The patient was operated. A resection of the IVC along with the tumor was performed without reconstruction. The management of LMS is surgical and depends upon the location and tumor characteristics.

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Published
2013-05-20
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Keywords:
leiomyosarcoma, inferior vena cava, tumor, vascular.
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Sadri, B. A., Amine, A. M., Zeineb, M., Nizar, M., Lassad, G., & Khalfallah, M. T. (2013). Leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava. Clinics and Practice, 3(1), e8. https://doi.org/10.4081/cp.2013.e8