Successful Surgical Removal of Symptomatic Intravenous Leiomyomatosis With Intracardiac Extension Completely Tamponating the Entire Right Atrium and Ventricle

  • Aline Tenzera, Jan Sebastian Wolterb, Stefan Gattenlohnerc, Peter Rothd, Ahmed Koshtyd, Hans-Rudolf Tinneberga
  • Published 2015


As a rare benign tumor, intravenous leiomyomatosis (IVL) can spread into the heart and lead to severe cardiac symptoms. A 50-year-old woman presented with progredient dyspnoea after hysterectomy for intrauterine leiomyoma 2 years ago. Diagnostic imaging revealed a tumor in the right atrium continuing from the right ovary passing within the right ovarian… (More)

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