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Heart extension of an intravenous leiomyomatosis.
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PMID:  23465995     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Intravenous leiomyomatosis is a rare growth pattern of benign uterine leiomyomas. Approximately 300 cases of intravenous leiomyomatosis have been reported in the English literature; however, there have only been a few in radiology journals. Even more rare is its extension through the inferior vena cava and heart chambers. Radiologic diagnosis can be challenging, as it is often difficult to differentiate it from other entities. We present a case of a 45-year-old woman with a cardiac extension of an intravenous leiomyomatosis and discuss the cross-sectional imaging appearance of this entity as well as the differential diagnosis.
António P Matos; Miguel Ramalho; João Palas; Vasco Herédia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical imaging     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1873-4499     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Imaging     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8911831     Medline TA:  Clin Imaging     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  369-73     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Radiology, Hospital Garcia de Orta, Almada, Setúbal 2801-951, Portugal.
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