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Leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava: report of a case and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  952564     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava is a rare and usually fatal disease. Only 45 cases have been reported in the world literature. The authors add one case and review all previous reports. The disease is one primarily of elderly women, arising from the middle third of the inferior vena cava with a wide range of symptomatology, varying form the Budd-Chiari syndrome to a few asymptomatic cases. The tumor may grow very slowly or occasionally very rapidly, shows extensive local invasion, and metastasizes more frequently than previously believed. While radiotherapy and chemotherapy have not been adequately studied, aggresive surgical intervention using the recent advances in vascular surgery appears to offer long term palliation and hopefully cures of this disease in the future.
R V Bailey; J Stribling; S Weitzner; J D Hardy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of surgery     Volume:  184     ISSN:  0003-4932     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Surg.     Publication Date:  1976 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-10-02     Completed Date:  1976-10-02     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372354     Medline TA:  Ann Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  169-73     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Leiomyosarcoma / diagnosis,  pathology*,  surgery
Vena Cava, Inferior / pathology*,  surgery

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