Acute Budd-Chiari syndrome secondary to leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava.

Abstract

The authors report a case of leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava, responsible for an acute Budd-Chiari syndrome. The diagnosis, suggested by lower limb edema, ascites, and renal failure, was confirmed by sonography, CT scan, and pathological examination. A mesoatrial shunt and right atrial thrombectomy were performed under extracorporeal circulation. The inferior vena cava was ligated because the tumor was considered to be unresectable.

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@article{Kracht1989AcuteBS, title={Acute Budd-Chiari syndrome secondary to leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava.}, author={Matthew Kracht and J P Becquemin and M. C. Anglade and Didier Mathieu and Marie Line Hillion and Jean-Louis Teboul}, journal={Annals of vascular surgery}, year={1989}, volume={3 3}, pages={268-72} }