Leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava: experience in 22 cases.

  title={Leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava: experience in 22 cases.},
  author={Edouard Kieffer and Mustapha Alaoui and Jean-charles Piette and Patrice Cacoub and Laurent Chiche},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  volume={244 2},
From 1979 to 2004, 22 patients were seen with leiomyosarcomas of the inferior vena cava (IVC). Twenty were treated surgically. Involvement of the IVC included the infrarenal segment in 3 cases, the suprarenal and/or retrohepatic segment in 13, and the suprahepatic segment in 4. Nineteen patients underwent wide tumor resection followed by ligation of the IVC in 5 cases, replacement with a PTFE prosthesis in 13, and cavoplasty in 1. An intracardiac tumor extension was resected during hypothermic… CONTINUE READING
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