GnRH agonist for intravenous leiomyomatosis with cardiac extension. A case report.

@article{Mitsuhashi1999GnRHAF,
  title={GnRH agonist for intravenous leiomyomatosis with cardiac extension. A case report.},
  author={Akira Mitsuhashi and Yuichiro Nagai and Masao Sugita and Norio Nakajima and Souei Sekiya},
  journal={The Journal of reproductive medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={44 10},
  pages={
          883-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND Intravenous leiomyomatosis with cardiac extension is an extremely rare disease. CASE We recently treated a case of intravenous leiomyomatosis with extension from the inferior vena cava into the right atrium. Three operations--exploratory laparotomy, debulking of the pelvic mass and resection of the intracardiac leiomyoma--were performed. Since cells of the resected leiomyomatosis were estrogen receptor positive, we postoperatively administered GnRH agonist (leuprorelin acetate) for… CONTINUE READING
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