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Primary leiomyosarcoma of inferior vena cava, a rare entity: Imaging features.

Authors
  • Hemant, D
  • Krantikumar, R
  • Amita, J
  • Chawla, A
  • Ranjeet, N
Type
Published Article
Journal
Australasian radiology
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2001
Volume
45
Issue
4
Pages
448–451
Identifiers
PMID: 11903177
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava (IVC) is an uncommon neoplasm, most frequently seen in the sixth decade with a female predominance. Imaging modalities allow an early and accurate preoperative diagnosis resulting in a higher rate of surgical resection and improved survival. Imaging findings in a 65-year-old woman with leiomyosarcoma of IVC are described. Computed tomography and MRI typically showed a non-fatty, necrotic intraluminal IVC mass with extension to retroperitoneal compartments. Cavography was useful to evaluate the collateral circulation associated with the extensive intraluminal mass. The lesion was biopsied under ultrasound guidance.

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