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Leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava

Department of Radiology, Kaunas University of Medicine
Department of Pathology, Kaunas University of Medicine
Department of Surgery, Kaunas University of Medicine
Department of Oncology, Kaunas University of Medicine, Lithuania
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Medicina 2010, 46(3), 200;
Received: 17 February 2009 / Accepted: 5 March 2010 / Published: 10 March 2010
Leiomyosarcoma is a rare tumor of mesenchymal origin usually affecting the inferior vena cava. Early diagnosis is essential before surgical resection, which is the only therapeutic modality that prolongs patients’ survival. Ultrasonography, computer tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging are the main imaging modalities in this case. Combined with guided biopsies, they form the mainstay of reliable diagnosis. We report a case with retroperitoneal tumor arising from the middle segment of the inferior vena cava. Radiological examination revealed retroperitoneal tumor and helped to choose surgical treatment. Histopathological examination confirmed the diagnosis of leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava.
Keywords: leiomyosarcoma; inferior vena cava; radiological and pathological examination; surgical treatment leiomyosarcoma; inferior vena cava; radiological and pathological examination; surgical treatment
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Bieliūnienė, E.; Kavaliauskienė, G.; Mitraitė, D.; Jonaitienė, E.; Basevičius, A.; Lukoševičius, S.; Pranys, D.; Krasauskas, V.; Juodžbalienė, E. Leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava. Medicina 2010, 46, 200.

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