Mesenchymal tumors of the uterus. V. Intravenous leiomyomatosis. A clinical and pathologic study of 14 cases.

@article{Norris1975MesenchymalTO,
  title={Mesenchymal tumors of the uterus. V. Intravenous leiomyomatosis. A clinical and pathologic study of 14 cases.},
  author={H J Norris and T Parmley},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1975},
  volume={36 6},
  pages={2164-78}
}
Fourteen examples of intravenous leiomyomatosis in the FIP files were studied. Growth beyond the uterus occurred in 10 of the 14 examples, largely in vessels in the broad ligament and in uterine and iliac veins. Metastasis to the heart occurred in 1 example. The study provides evidence that is consistent with both theories of origin of intravenous leiomyomatosis; namely, that it may arise either from the wall of veins within the myometrium or be a result of unusually extensive vascular invasion… CONTINUE READING
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