Evaluation of tumor thrombi in the inferior vena cava with intraoperative ultrasound

@article{Trombetta2007EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of tumor thrombi in the inferior vena cava with intraoperative ultrasound},
  author={Carlo Trombetta and Giovanni Liguori and Stefano Bucci and Sara Benvenuto and Giulio Garaffa and Emanuele Belgrano},
  journal={World Journal of Urology},
  year={2007},
  volume={25},
  pages={381-384}
}
To report and discuss four cases of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) in which preoperative investigations yielded contradictory results regarding the cranial extension of propagation of the tumor thrombus into the vena cava. An intraoperative ultrasound scan (IOU) was performed in all cases to identify the exact level of the tumor thrombus. We have performed an IOU of the vena cava in four patients with RCC propagation into the inferior vena cava. Preoperative investigations were performed in all… CONTINUE READING
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